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Science Bag - Gluten, Glucose, and Glyphosate: The Chemistry of Bread

  • January 17, 2020
  • 7:00pm - 8:00pm
  • UWM Physics Building, Room 137, 1900 East Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee, WI, 53211, United States
  • Letters & Science

What transforms four very humble ingredients — flour, water, yeast, and salt — into one of our favorite foods? In this edition of the Science Bag, discover what gives bread its texture, structure and flavor. We explore what happens during baking and also look at the “dark” side – how chemical contaminants like glyphosate (in the weed killer Roundup) can find its way into our bread and negatively impact our health.
Presented by Associate Professor Nick Silvaggi, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry.
Fun and free for the family.

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