FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 13, 2017
MEDIA CONTACT: Jenni Tetzlaff, Director of Marketing & Communications, 414-278-2784, Tetzlaff@mpm.edu
Milwaukee, Wis. – The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations estimates that over
95% of plant varieties traditionally eaten in the U.S. have disappeared over the last century. On
April 27, discover how the Slow Food movement is trying to change that scary statistic at the
Milwaukee Public Museum’s (MPM) Science on Tap, where science and culture intersect over cocktails!
Slow Food, the grassroots movement that spans more than 150 countries, believes that a better,
cleaner and fairer world begins with what food we chose to put on our plates and that those choices
ultimately determine the future of the environment, economy and society. Slow Food USA’s Wisconsin
Governor and Co-chair of the Slow Food Midwest Ark of Taste committee, Jennifer Casey, will join us
to explore how the group is looking to build a more resilient, diverse, nutritious, and
environmentally friendly food system. She will discuss the Slow Food Foundation for Biodiversity,
the Ark of Taste project, which catalogs distinctive and delicious foods facing extinction, and
other efforts to defend food biodiversity. Jennifer is also Executive Director of Fondy Food
Center, a registered dietitian, and professional cook.
Science on Tap lectures are $10, or $5 for Museum members. The social hour begins at 6 p.m. with
trivia, light hor d'oeuvres, and a cash bar. The lecture begins at 7 p.m. For more information on
our April 27 event, go to http://www.mpm.edu/scienceontap.
About the Milwaukee Public Museum (mpm.edu)
The Milwaukee Public Museum is a natural and human history museum located in downtown Milwaukee,
Wisconsin. The museum was chartered in 1882 and opened to the public in 1884. MPM has three floors
of exhibits that encompass life-size dioramas, walk-through villages, world cultures, dinosaurs, a
rain forest,and a live butterfly garden, as well as the Daniel M. Soref National Geographic Dome
Theater and Planetarium. The Museum houses more than 4 million objects and hosts nearly half a
million visitors each year.
The MPM is operated by Milwaukee Public Museum, Inc., a private, non-profit company, and its
facilities and collections are held in trust and supported by Milwaukee County for the benefit of