Nibbles: Forgotten crops special issue, Coffee fingerprinting, Three Sisters, Food gardening, Magic mushrooming, Genebanks in Ukraine, Colombia, Australia, China

  1. Forthcoming special issue of Plants, People, Planet on forgotten crops. Get your paper in about how they’re under-represented in genebanks.
  2. Or about how they need to be DNA fingerprinted, like the USDA is doing for coffee.
  3. I wonder if there is a forgotten crops version of the Three Sisters. Answers on a postcard, please.
  4. Forget about genebanks, grow those forgotten crops in your garden. Rebelliously.
  5. Forget about forgotten crops, how about forgotten mushrooms?
  6. Lest we forget the Ukrainian genebank.
  7. No way to forget the Future Seeds genebank.
  8. Australians are not being allowed to forget about genebanks, plant and animal. With video goodness. There’s hope yet.
  9. Meanwhile, in China

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

Brainfood: First farmers, First dogs, First olives, Food sharing, Seed longevity, Seed germination, Conservation & climate change, Urban gardens, Seed movement, Machine learning, Web crawling, Imaging spectroscopy

Nibbles: Breadfruit, Cryo, Svalbard poem, Mustard, Ancient diets, Hopi seeds, Aztec houses, Invasives

  1. Your regular reminder that breadfruit could be used a lot more.
  2. Your regular reminder that cryo could be used a lot more in conservation.
  3. Your regular reminder that Indigenous knowledge could be used a lot more.
  4. Your regular reminder that the Svalbard Global Seed Vault could be used a lot more.
  5. Your regular reminder that climate change is getting personal.
  6. Your regular reminder that ancient people weren’t stupid. At all.
  7. Your regular reminder that invasive species are a big problem.

Nibbles: Seed saving, Ulu, Diet diversity, Azeri fruit/veg, Tomato breeding, Indigenous farming, AGRA-ecology

  1. Food security through seed saving in the African diaspora.
  2. Food security through breadfruit in Hawaii.
  3. Food security through the dietary diversity of women.
  4. Food security through preserving fruits and veggies in Azerbaijan.
  5. Food security through tomato wild relatives.
  6. Food security through Native American farming practices.
  7. Food security through agroecology.