Apr 02 2014
Plant Defenses with Dr. Kevin Kohl

Plant Defenses with Dr. Kevin Kohl

Presented by Natural History Museum of Utah at Natural History Museum of Utah

 Many of the plants we eat, such as cacao, broccoli, and coffee contain toxic, defensive chemicals that protect plants in nature. Through processing, cooking, and other methods we create edible food products that we consume.

Dr. Kevin Kohl is a researcher at the University of Utah studying how wild mammals cope with eating similar plant toxins. Please join Dr. Kohl as he discusses how humans and wild animals share remarkably similar solutions to dealing with these plant poisons. The program will also include a chocolate tasting to demonstrate how humans create a delicious snack from a chemically defended plant.

Admission Info

Included in Museum Admission

Dates & Times

2014/04/02 - 2014/04/02

Location Info

Natural History Museum of Utah

301 Wakara Way, Salt Lake City, UT 84108