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.
Crops, animals, wild relatives ...
by Luigi Guarino on March 25, 2010
And easy access to the Brainfood Archive.
Grahame Jackson took us up on that be-nice-to-a-genebank thing:
SPC’s tissue culture lab in Fiji — the Centre of Pacific Crops and Trees — conserves a world collection of taro (Colocasia). Last year, CePaCT distributed 6250 taro as tissue cultures in 6 months to more than 20 countries around the world…
Always glad to hear the latest from my old stomping ground.