Brainfood: Diversity & breeding in Coix, Triticum, Phaseolus, Manihot, Oryza, Vigna, Glycine, Zea, Malus

Brainfood: Canadian berries, Durian, Watermelon domestication, Wild cacao, New Chinese fruit, Animal pollinators, Food impacts

Brainfood: Convivial conservation, Resilient forests, Traditional industries, Wheat supplies, Food system transformation, Micronutrient security, Biotech promise, Ultra-processed food impacts, Sub-Saharan agriculture, Farmer risk management, Afro-Brazilian agriculture, Biodiversity funding

Brainfood: AnGR in the US, Cloning, Reindeer diversity, Lactose persistence evolution, Fish menus, Vanilla agroforestry, Pollinators in India & the US, Dogs & people

Nibbles: CGIAR impacts, Innovative varieties, Sweet potato in PNG, Mexican food viz, Mango diversity, Lactase persistence, Tree planting, Indigenous sea gardens

  1. Average returns on agricultural R&D investment is 100%, says CGIAR.
  2. I wonder how many from this list of the most innovative plant varieties of 2020 can trace back to some CGIAR product. Or genebank.
  3. Which sweet potato varieties do consumers actually like in PNG?
  4. Cool visualizations of the relationships between Mexican crops and foods.
  5. One village, 100 mangoes. Visualize that.
  6. Don’t blame high food prices on war. Entirely, anyway.
  7. Lactase persistence is not due to the benefits of drinking milk. Entirely, anyway.
  8. A whole bunch of tools to help select trees to plant in Europe. The entirely correct URL for the climate matching tool is this one though.
  9. Why worry about any of that when you can have sea gardens, though?