Brainfood: GI, Collection representativeness, Miracle tree, Brave new world, Wheat roots, Dry beans, Seedling roots, Ecotourism, Citrus evolution, Mango evolution, Aboriginal translocation, Carrot cores, Potato breeding

Brainfood: Green Revolution, Pear diversity, Spider plant, Mexican maize erosion, Wheat yield, Salty carrots, Salinity tolerance, Diversification, Ancient farmers, Genebank training, Grapevine diversity, Dietary diversity, Wild chickpeas, Hulless barley

Nibbles: Grape breeding, Vanilla breeding, DSI policy, ITPGRFA, Maori taro, Dhofar memories

  • Marker-assisted breeding in grapes: like skimming through a book looking for key words.
  • Vanilla genome: going from no-frills vehicle to luxury sportscar.
  • CGN on what to do to ensure continued access to that book — or car.
  • A topic which is all the rage right now in the ITPGRFA, on which this is a one-page primer.
  • 14th century Māori grew taro as well as sweet potato.
  • Great infographics on the fascinating region of Dhofar in southern Oman, in which I collected germplasm many years ago. Great opportunity to reminisce.

Brainfood: Pig diversity, Mutant peanut, Coffee sustainability, PVP, Agricultural conversion double, Citrus phytosanitary, Vanilla genome, Veggie evaluation, Indian TR4, Wtk1, Dietary diversity, Canola origins, Ecuadorian quinoa, Alfalfa evaluation, Underused yam

Brainfood: African rice domestication, Ancient aliens, Durum landraces, Horticultural landraces, Breeding double, Pollinator research, Sacred forests, Traditional Hawaiian ag, Conserving tomatoes, Mapping impacts, Rewilding, Economic growth, Aquaculture impacts, Phenotyping colours