Nibbles: Seed biz, declining agricultural biodiversity, fad economics

  • Puerto Rico is the location for R&D of “up to 85 percent of the commercial corn, soybean and other hybrid seeds grown in the US”. Nope, I did not know that either.
  • “According to Bioversity International, an international research and policy organization, just three crops — rice, wheat and maize — provide more than half of plant-derived calories consumed worldwide,” says online magazine. Excellent, we now have a reliable source.
  • Marc Bellemare spills the beans on fad foods quinoa and avocado

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