Plants, People & Planet: Microbes Rule Health

Mar 11, 2023

2:30pm – 3:30pm CT

Recording: Plants, People & Planet: Microbes Rule Health, Mar 11, 2023

Microbes are the big reality impacting health of plants, people and the planet that keeps getting overlooked. These beneficial bacteria and fungi form communities called microbiomes that have an outsized impact on the health of people and our planet. The biodiversity of soil and plant microbiomes links to the biodiversity of microbiomes in our guts. Science is radically rethinking agriculture & forestry practices, food systems design, personalized medicine, nutrition, and pathways to optimal health and mitigating climate change.

In this session, experts across these areas explain in everyday language the nature of microbiomes, their ability to predict biological health, the pressures that compromise microbiomes, and their potential to heal some of our greatest societal challenges.

Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.

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Rebecca Bart

Donald Danforth Plant Science Center

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Nick Goeser

Carbon A List

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Rodrigo Perez Ortega

Science Magazine

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Drew Schwartz

Washington University in St. Louis

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