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Sunday, November 12 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
Genetics of Cacao 101: A Primer on the Food You Love

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Dr. Romi Burks, Biology Professor from Southwestern University, will provide an interactive
lecture on the fundamentals of genetics to help explain why the average chocolate consumer
should care about the biodiversity of chocolate.  The discussion will address the desire to 
unravel the genetic code of chocolate to boost flavor and the components that lend 
healthiness to chocolate.  Samples from cacao designated by the Heirloom Cacao Project 
will be offered.

Speakers
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Romi Burks

Professor of Biology, Southwestern University
Dr. Romi Burks (@ProfRomi on Twitter), Professor of Biology at Southwestern University, teaches a multidisciplinary class about chocolate that identifies connections between chocolate and different areas of study. Interested in chocolate education for the last decade, Burks has given... Read More →


Sunday November 12, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm PST
Smith Cove Cruise Terminal Pier 91 Seattle 2001 W. Garfield Street, Seattle WA 98119