- The mango whisperer.
- Conserving the Khola chilli.
- Going back to Fiji for this fundraising meeting next week. Follow along on Twitter.
- Are we on the Titanic?
- Vintage cookbooks galore. If we’re going down, might as well go down in style.
- Jeremy’s podcast on cereal cultivation’s 3-step program for spreading around Eurasia.
I’m sure it’s pure coincidence, but hot on the heels of CIMMYT launching a new podcast, here comes the Open Source Seed Initiative with Free the Seed! Good to see the mainstream trying to catch up with Jeremy.
And this seems as good a time and place as any to celebrate the 20th birthday of the greatest podcast of them all, In Our Time. My work will only truly be done when Lord Bragg asks some pointy-headed boffin to “please develop that a bit” of some arcane recess of agricultural biodiversity.
- The Plant Treaty tries to enhance itself: the story so far.
- CIMMYT gets a podcast. Here’s one on blue maize.
- The Vavilov collection put to good use. Again.
- “Cow farts cause more climate change than cars.” Not really. Here comes the science, by way of a Twitter thread, of all things.
- The Pompeii eruption: August, or October? Here comes the archaeobotany, among other things, by way of a Twitter thread, of all things.
- It was World Apple Day or somesuch, so here’s two canonical feel-good heirloom apple stories.
- Fancy an open-access special issue of Biopreservation and Biobanking? Too nerdy? It’s on agricultural genebanks… Yeah, I thought you might.