Saturday, November 19, 2016 -
2:00pm to 3:30pm


Santa Fe Convention Center

Event Description

Delve deep in to the world of corn—its domestication, richness, and significance; its development by native people; its development by European Americans; and the present dilemma between world views of the two groups. Corn breeder and researcher Walter Goldstein will share about the work of the Mandaamin Institute to breed and commercialize new corn with enhanced nutritional value and competitive, modern yields, using a phenomenological, biodynamic approach based on working with corn as a partner. He will also discuss efforts to breed corn that also will not allow itself to be pollinated by GMO corn and that partners with microbes to obtain nitrogen from the soil and the air.