July 15, 11:00 am - 1:30 pm

College of Architecture and Planning (UCD)

The Buzz About Biodiversity

Today, a mere 30 crops provide 95 percent of the food we consume. In just the last century, we have lost over 75 percent of crop genetic diversity. With this extinction, we also lose rich flavors, cultural stories and protection from changing climate patterns.

In this summit, we’ll explore the essential role of biodiversity to the agricultural landscape. We’ll also turn to the landscapes of our kitchen tables and learn about the stories of bees, seeds and grains.

This summit is not only a talk from leading voices. It’s also an engaging and interactive conversation with practical take-aways and delicious tastings. It’s Food for Change.



  • Peter Nelson
  • Chris Starkus
  • Beth Conrey
  • David Shields
  • Rowen White
  • Nanna Meyer
  • Davines
  • Danone North America
  • Bee Squared Apiaries