Nibbles: Bangladeshi gardens, Rambo root, Invasive hybrids, Pomologia, CWR, Genebanks, Deforestation, Agroecology, Post-2020, Intergenerational justice

  1. Floating gardens are a solution.
  2. Cassava is a solution.
  3. Eco-fusion is a solution.
  4. Art is a solution.
  5. Crop wild relatives are a solution.
  6. Genebanks are a solution.
  7. Understanding the effect of agricultural commodities on forests is a solution.
  8. My agroecology is a solution, but not your agroecology.
  9. 2021 will be a solution.
  10. Long-term thinking is the solution.

Nibbles: Biofortification, Sweetpotato, Rare breeds podcast, Zooming goats, Farmers market, Three Sisters, Amazon, Grapevine resistance, Zostera

  1. Pretty much the last thing biofortified crops do is empower farmers to be food system change agents. But they’re still a pretty good idea.
  2. Same for the sweet potato in the Caribbean. On both counts.
  3. Jeremy’s latest on saving rare livestock breeds. Now, that would change the food system a bit.
  4. But would those rare breeds work on Zoom?
  5. Maybe this farmers market in Nairobi could stir things up a bit.
  6. Learning from Native American farming practices is always a good idea.
  7. Rethinking the Amazon development model could do with some of that too.
  8. Grapevine wild relatives are pretty empowering too.
  9. And, for at least one chef, so is eelgrass.

Brainfood: Pollinator decline, Diet diversity, Collectors, CBD indicators, Herbaria, Fusarium wilt, Genomic breeding, Niche markets, Study design, American CWR, Domestication limits