- Diversification, Yield and a New Agricultural Revolution: Problems and Prospects. It’s not about the yield.
- Spatiotemporal Patterns of Field Crop Diversity in the United States, 1870–2012. It peaked in 1960. Like Elvis.
- Resistance and resilience to changing climate of Tuscany and Valpolicella wine grape growing regions in Italy. Should they ever decide to move those grapes, now they know where to.
- Conservation and Valorization of Heritage Ethnographic Textiles. Like Neolithic beer, only with textiles. Hemp for IPK and VIR genebanks used to conserve and restore old Romanian shirts etc. hed by the National Museum of the Romanian Peasant.
One Reply to “Brainfood: Sustainable ag, American ag diversity, Valpolicella and CC, Heritage textiles”
`New Agricultural Revolution’: I’m tired of these people going on about agriculture as a mimic of Nature – meaning always lots of biodiversity needed. Try Flannery (1973) The Origins of Agriculture. Annual Review of Anthropology, 2, 271–310. Wild einkorn: “and will form massive stands “as thick as a cultivated field”. Wild emmer “…is therefore the most localized in its `primary range,’ the area where it will form dense stands” and there is lots more. Farmers were sucked into what these clowns call `industrial’ agriculture by trying to closely mimic the conditions under which wild relatives flourished, seeds naturally buried 10cm deep, no competition with weeds and monodominant stands with very big seeds to overcome competition. Co-author Ehrlich should stick to human population control, rather than writing this misinformed type of paper.