Brainfood: Sweet cassava, Iranian wheat, Wild tomato, Ethiopian sorghum, Portuguese beans, Wild Algerian oats, Angolan Vigna, Apple tree, Regeneration, Robusta climate, Bronze Age diets, Maize domestication, Veld fruits, Red yeasts, Remote sensing

Nibbles: Svalbard, Amazon fires, China genebank, Gardening, CPVO

  1. Nice genebanks mashup from the always-excellent Mongabay.
  2. Analyzing social media to understand how forest governance is perceived. I want to do it for genebanks now…
  3. …Genebanks such as China’s wild plants genebank, for example.
  4. Thomas Fairchild was a genebanker of sorts 300 years ago.
  5. Once genebanks have been used by breeders, and varieties released (at least in Europe), you’ll be able to find them in the CPVO Variety Finder. I’m sure Fairchild would be impressed.

Brainfood: Food Systems Dashboard, Woody perennials, Translocation, Seed storage, Forest management, Urban trees, Ancient beer, Beef cattle selection, Potato breeding, Seed physiology, Peanut origins, Wild coffees, Soil bugs