Nibbles: Benchmarking, Unintended consequences, Kenyan seeds, WFP, China genebank, Evolutionary plant breeding, Citrus, Maize, Lotus silk, Azolla, Spanish genebank

  1. How committed are 350 food companies to food system transformation? Well, take a wild guess…
  2. Mind you, transformation is tricky.
  3. A climate-smart seed system for Kenya? Would be transformative for sure.
  4. Great that WFP got the Nobel Peace Prize, but they’re only part of the food system picture.
  5. Another part is genebanks, as China recognizes.
  6. One way to use all that material in genebanks is through evolutionary plant breeding.
  7. Citrus: How it started. How it’s going. Meme alert.
  8. Maize was taken back to Mexico from South America in ancient times. And those early farmers really knew how to process it for maximum benefit, something we’re forgetting.
  9. A deep dive into lotus silk.
  10. An even deeper dive into Azolla-covered paddies.
  11. Esteban Hernández of the Andalusian genebank gets his 15 minutes.

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