Robert E. Rhoades is dead. He was a pioneer of agricultural anthropology and wrote extensively on conservation of agrobiodiversity, especially how local people do it. His 1991 National Geographic piece The World’s Food Supply at Risk is a classic.
Agrobiodiversity is crops, livestock, microbes, pollinators, wild relatives ...
by Luigi Guarino on March 25, 2010
And easy access to the Brainfood Archive.
Max Ruas addresses some of the nerdy MGIS issues we raised:
Regarding the USDA collection based in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, we will correct the FAO CODE in order to be compliant with Genesys, in particular since MGIS is a data provider of Genesys. Then, for the discrepancy of accessions count, this is due to the fact that we now make visible only alive accessions while we provided to Genesys also with lost and eliminated accessions some month ago. It will be fixed as well for consistencies reasons.
Thanks for listening, Max. We look forward to future releases.