Brainfood: GBIF, CWR hotspots, Feralization, Gene editing, Japanese seeds, Campesino maize, Tunisian wheat, Dietary diversity, Seed storage, GHUs

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.

Nibbles: Roman cuisine, Jewish cooking, Seed sources, Prof. Moreno, English gardens, Cassava

  1. Very expensive new book on Roman and old reasonable one on Jewish cooking for that special person in your life.
  2. Places you can buy heirloom seeds for that special person in your life.
  3. The special person that is the new head of the UPM Plant Germplasm Bank in Spain.
  4. I learned from this article on a newly excavated Tudor garden about a pretty special grapevine.
  5. Cassava is pretty special, despite its reputation.