Brainfood: On farm, Barahnaja, Vegetable landraces, Okra core, Carrot breeding, Soybean breeding, Afghan wheat, Phytochemistry, Cassava diversity, Dietary diversity double, Pollination trade

Brainfood: Green Revolution, Hybrid wheat, Pacific PGRFA, Temperate maize, Maize seed, Yemeni coffee, Nutrition agriculture, Vanilla breeding, Cultivar mixture, Meta-analysis, Algerian forages

Nibbles: Millets 2023, Pygmy hog, Iraqi seeds, Botanicals, Business, EU

  1. Watch out for the millets renaissance.
  2. This small wild pig is already having a renaissance.
  3. Can you help with the renaissance of some Iraqi vegetable seeds?
  4. Alpine botanicals will be having anything but a renaissance. Genebanks anyone?
  5. No way to call the uptick in interest in biodiversity in the financial industry a renaissance. I’m not even sure it’s an uptick, actually. Absinthe, anyone?
  6. Will the EU’s Farm to Fork plus biodiversity strategies lead to an environmental renaissance?

Nibbles: Transformation, Livestock pod, Coffee pod, GHUs, Viz double, Yaupon, Wild foods, GRIN, Korean vegetables, Oz Indigenous bakers, Warwick vegetables

  1. IAASTD ten years on. Not many people hurt.
  2. Interesting new ILRI podcast hits the airwaves.
  3. And here’s another new podcast: A History of Coffee. So far so pretty good.
  4. Meanwhile, CIP rounds up recent webinars on germplasm health.
  5. Fun visualizations on the seasonality of food.
  6. Speaking of visualizations, RAWGraphs is a pretty neat tool.
  7. North America used to have a native caffeinated beverage, the attractively named Ilex vomitoria.
  8. Maybe South Africa’s local wild foods have a better chance.
  9. Using USDA’s genebank database, GRIN.
  10. Not sure if this Korean-American farmer does (access USDA’s genebank database, do keep up), but probably.
  11. I wonder if any of these Australian wild foods will find their way into a genebank, just in case.
  12. Genebanks like the UK veggie one at Warwick.