Visit from eco-hero

Chris Bond, SImran Sethi and Janette Newman

Chris Bond, SImran Sethi and Janette Newman

Simran-Sethi0157webNCYC were pleased to welcome Simran Sethi to Norwich. Named “the environmental messenger” by Vanity Fair & a top ten eco-hero of the planet by the UK’s Independent, Simran Sethi is a journalist and educator focused on environmentalism, sustainability & social change.

Simran is currently writing a book on the loss of biodiversity in our food system and wanted to find out more about yeast diversity and the role of NCYC. We explained to her the great diversity in the collection, including not only brewing and baking yeast but also medical research, biotechnological applications and many others. We also demonstrated the great geographical diversity as NCYC contains yeast from many different parts of the world.

Simran find out about us via our links with Truman’s brewery, as she was visiting them last week to learn more about the return of the heritage beer they are brewing with the historical yeast stored by NCYC.

If you want to find out a bit more about Simran, visit her website at

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