Cacao & the Natural Defenses of Plants with Dr. Kevin Kohl

Wednesday, April 2, 2014 - 7:00pm
Community Room - The Natural History Museum of Utah | Rio Tinto Center

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.


Included in Museum admission