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February 11, 2011

Power of Chocolate Festival: Dr. Howard-Yana Shapiro on sustainable cacao

Are you interested in sustainable agriculture or the science surrounding cacao, but can't take part in the Power of Chocolate Festival at the museum in Washington this weekend? A live webcast of the presentation by Dr. Howard-Yana Shapiro, Global Staff Officer for Plant Science and External Research at Mars, Incorporated, will be available starting at 2 p.m. Saturday at http://americanindian.si.edu/webcasts/

Do you have questions you'd like to ask Dr. Shapiro about cacao, cultural preservation, and sustainable development? Please post them as comments to this blog, or email them to NMAISocialMedia@si.edu. Museum staff will ask them on your behalf at Saturday's presentation.

The video below—Dr. Shapiro speaking at the TEDxAmsterdam conference in November—gives you a preview of the kinds of things he'll be discussing. Watch the preview and share your ideas and questions on some of the key challenges of our time.

If you can be in Washington this weekend, see the museum's website for the complete schedule of this year's events, performances, workshops, food demonstrations and lectures—including Dr. Shapiro's presentation Sunday afternoon—or download a Power of Choclate brochure.




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Thanks for the information.

I loved Dr. Shapiro's presentation! It was very informative. He is a good speaker, too.

Great job, y'all!

Thanks for sharing your informative and useful article!

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