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Taking On the Five Horsemen: Drought, Malnutrition, Obesity, Poverty, and Pesticide Pollution

David Sands

Montana State University professor and plant pathologist David Sands will discuss his work in researching bacteria that play a role in battling crop diseases. His work addresses the problems of drought, malnutrition, obesity, poverty, and pesticide solution through developing healthful, disease-resistant grains.

Sands received a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for his work to fight malnutrition in Kenya. He has developed a way to improve farming of corn, millet, and sorghum by inhibiting the growth of a parasitic weed. Previously, the women farming these crops had to spend up to 80 percent of their time pulling weeds for three to five months a year.

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Taking On the Five Horsemen: Drought, Malnutrition, Obesity, Poverty, and Pesticide Pollution
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When Wednesday, May 14, 2014 | 7:00 PM–8:30 PM
Cost $5 for public; FREE for Aquarium members, seniors age 62 and up, teachers, and students with valid ID and advanced reservations.
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