Plant Power: Nourishing and Healing the World

Monday, March 02, 2020 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM (UTC-5:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)

PROF. ASAPH AHARONI

The Peter J. Cohn Professorial Chair
Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences
Weizmann Institute of Science

How do we address world hunger and malnutrition? How can we combat the effects of climate change on agriculture? How can we harness the power of nature to fight a host of diseases? These are among the vital questions Prof. Asaph Aharoni’s innovative plant research is tackling. Studying the chemicals plants produce during development or under stress, Prof. Aharoni is paving the way for more nutritious, pest-resistant crops. Using cutting-edge technology, he is also exploring how cannabis — and its active ingredients like cannabidiol (CBD) — can contribute to biomedicine.

Join us to learn how this pioneering plant scientist is shaping a healthier planet.

 

MONDAY, MARCH 2, 2020

6 p.m. — Cocktails & Hors D’oeuvres
7 p.m. — Panel Discussion

PROJECT FARMHOUSE

76 East 13th Street New York, NY 10003

RSVP by February 27 to Lital Zohar at the American Committee l.zohar@acwis.org or 347.319.7754