Ruth Kassinger: Delighting the Reader with Fascinating Facts | Phipps Conservatory & Botanical Gardens | Lecture, Literary | Pittsburgh City Paper

Ruth Kassinger: Delighting the Reader with Fascinating Facts

There are as many algae on Earth as stars in the universe, and they have been essential to life on our planet for eons. Today, seaweed production is a multi-billion dollar industry, with algae hard at work to make your sushi, chocolate milk, beer, paint, toothpaste, shampoo and more. 'Slime: How Algae Created Us, Plague Us, and Just Might Save Us' is icky, delightful, and amazing, and it was on nearly a dozen “Best Of” lists in 2019. The surprising truth about what most people think of as “pond scum” is revealed: that without algae, none of us would exist.

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