GROW YOUR OWN... Supper Club with Cat Kramer and Zack Denfeld

Friday, November 8, 2013 - 19:00 to 21:00
Science Gallery Cafe

The Center for Genomic Gastronomy are bringing the Planetary Sculpture Supper Club to Science Gallery for a special GROW YOUR OWN... edition. Hosted by EDIBLE curators Zack Denfeld and Cat Kramer, the Planetary Sculpture Supper Club is a collection of foods, recipes and stories that typify some of the ways humans unconsciously sculpt the planet’s biosphere through eating habits, flavour preferences and food technologies. The Supper Club is an opportunity to explore the co-evolution of gastronomy and larger ecological, technological and political systems.

Animal and plant breeders have steered evolution for thousands of years. However, eaters and chefs ALSO exert selection pressures on the kinds of life forms and ingredients that are propagated within the eco-agro-culinary system. Every human eater slowly reformulates the planet as they consume it.

Within our global civilization and global food system, eaters are agents of selection. The genes, genomes and ingredients that are propagated are the ones you prefer to eat.