Nibbles: ICRISAT genebank, Rubus, Microbial collections, AnGR, Xylella podcast, Andean ag, Chefs galore, Zizania, Peas, Inflatable beans, NUS, Potato Day, TR4, CC impacts, Cereals

Wanna work in a genebank in Niamey? More on that proposed livestock genebank in Uganda. Microbes have collections too. On his holiday, Jeremy mainly looked at dead olive trees. Freak. The Potato King looks like a cool movie. Chef Ramsey’s latest? Maybe not so much. Oh crap, we missed National Potato Day. Not in Peru, …

Nibbles: Irradiated mangoes, PNG genebank, Chinese taro, Strawberry breeding, DNA sequencing, Googling sheep, Weird pineapple, Agroforestry, Olive diversity, Xylella, Fermentation, Pulque & mezcal, Cheese & donkeys, Italian food double, Tomato double, Fairchild, Vanilla history, Potato history, Kelemu

Did you miss us? Well, we’re making up for lost time today. Buckle up. Seafaring mangoes. India to help PNG get (another?) genebank. Somebody mention taro? The Chinese are coming. Strawberries for Christmas. Handheld genotyping. Brave new world. All the sheep in the world. Trees > lungs. Pink pineapple. Yeah, why not. Tuscan olives are …

Xylella spreads shock

A few days ago the European Commission published its “List of demarcated areas established in the Union territory for the presence of Xylella fastidiosa as referred to in Article 4(1) of Decision (EU) 2015/789” and the news is not good for Corsica, the Balearics and assorted other areas. A good summary of the story1 so …