- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 19, 2016

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - A renowned nature and food writer is speaking at the University of South Carolina about intersections between food production and culture.

Gary Paul Nabhan speaks Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. in Gambrel Hall. His talk is free and open to the public.

His writings include titles such as, “Cumin, Camels, and Caravans: A Spice Odyssey,” and “Why Some Like It Hot: Food, Genes, and Cultural Diversity.”

Nabhan’s work deals with issues of food production, conservation and culture, as well as preserving humanity’s agrarian heritage.

Nabhan is signing copies of his latest book, “Ethnobiology for the Future,” prior to his talk.

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