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Tuesday, July 27 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Amber Waves of Gluten: The Story of One of the Most Famous Protein Families

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Amber Waves of Gluten: The Story of One of the Most Famous Protein Families
Within the long and fascinating history of wheat is the subplot surrounding gluten. This group of proteins is used by the plant to store nutrients for the developing embryo after germination, and for our purposes, was one of the reasons that bread made from wheat was highly valued throughout history. This workshop provides an overview of gluten from the ancient grains to modern-day varieties, along with a social history of how and why we love and hate these proteins.

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Cathy Zabinski

Cathy Zabinski is a plant/soil ecologist and professor at Montana State University in Bozeman. She is the author of “Amber Waves: The Extraordinary Biography of Wheat, from Wild Grass to World Megacrop”, published last fall. Her research program centers around interactions between... Read More →


Tuesday July 27, 2021 7:00pm - 9:00pm EDT
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