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The Smithsonian's Lemelson Center hosting symposium on latest in food invention and innovation
September 28, 2010

Sept. 28, 2010 – Our friends at The Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation at the Smithsonian Institution is hosting their annual New Perspectives on Invention and Innovation symposium in November 5-6 at the National Museum of American History, in partnership with the National Museum of American History Food and Wine Group.

Food For Tomorrow logoThis year's event features an array of activities exploring the inventions and innovations that have shaped and will shape "Food for Tomorrow." Inventors, writers, historians, farmers, and scientists will come together in conversations and demonstrations about ways that invention has been and still is part of our daily menu.

The weekend features a film preview, a “three-course” symposium program, treasure hunts for food-related objects on exhibit in the museum, wine tasting, and food-science family activities at the Lemelson Center's Spark!Lab. Compete in the “Kitchen Gadget Showdown” and taste-test gourmet sea salts!

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About The Lemelson Center

Lemelson Center logoThe Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation was founded in 1995 at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of American History through a gift from the Lemelson Foundation. The center is dedicated to exploring invention in history and encouraging inventive creativity in young people. For more information, visit: