Antibiotic Resistance, Global Health Threat

Tuesday, January 14, 5-7pm
Hotel La Casona, Camino Viejo al Panteón 9
$250, $300

Antibiotic Resistance, Global Health Threat

Award-winning investigative science journalist, Maryn McKenna, has taken a deep dive into the antibiotic crisis, and her findings are as chilling as they are illuminating. Her 2017 bestseller, Big Chicken: The Incredible Story of How Antibiotics Created Modern Agriculture and Changed the Way the World Eats, traces chicken’s meteoric rise from scarce treat to ubiquitous global commodity, and reveals the astounding role antibiotics have played in industrial farming. The “wonder drugs” that revolutionized medicine also revolutionized the way the world eats—and not necessarily for the better. Rich with scientific, historical, and cultural insights, her spellbinding presentation shines a light on one of the world’s favorite foods—and shows us the way to safer, healthier eating for ourselves and our children.

McKenna is a columnist for Wired, a Senior Fellow at the Center for the Study of Human Health at Emory University, and writes for The New York Times Magazine, National Geographic, Mother Jones, Newsweek, NPR, Smithsonian, Scientific American, Slate, The Atlantic, Nature, and The Guardian, among other publications. Her 2015 TED Talk, “What do we do when antibiotics don’t work any more?” has been viewed more than 1.6 million times and translated into 33 languages.

$250 pesos advance tickets available online or three weeks before the event at the Biblioteca gift shop on Insurgentes.
$300 pesos at the door.

Presentation and Q&A will be followed by an informal reception with complimentary botanas and beverages available for purchase.

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