Nibbles: Millets 2023, Pygmy hog, Iraqi seeds, Botanicals, Business, EU

  1. Watch out for the millets renaissance.
  2. This small wild pig is already having a renaissance.
  3. Can you help with the renaissance of some Iraqi vegetable seeds?
  4. Alpine botanicals will be having anything but a renaissance. Genebanks anyone?
  5. No way to call the uptick in interest in biodiversity in the financial industry a renaissance. I’m not even sure it’s an uptick, actually. Absinthe, anyone?
  6. Will the EU’s Farm to Fork plus biodiversity strategies lead to an environmental renaissance?

Nibbles: Transformation, Livestock pod, Coffee pod, GHUs, Viz double, Yaupon, Wild foods, GRIN, Korean vegetables, Oz Indigenous bakers, Warwick vegetables

  1. IAASTD ten years on. Not many people hurt.
  2. Interesting new ILRI podcast hits the airwaves.
  3. And here’s another new podcast: A History of Coffee. So far so pretty good.
  4. Meanwhile, CIP rounds up recent webinars on germplasm health.
  5. Fun visualizations on the seasonality of food.
  6. Speaking of visualizations, RAWGraphs is a pretty neat tool.
  7. North America used to have a native caffeinated beverage, the attractively named Ilex vomitoria.
  8. Maybe South Africa’s local wild foods have a better chance.
  9. Using USDA’s genebank database, GRIN.
  10. Not sure if this Korean-American farmer does (access USDA’s genebank database, do keep up), but probably.
  11. I wonder if any of these Australian wild foods will find their way into a genebank, just in case.
  12. Genebanks like the UK veggie one at Warwick.

Brainfood: Rewilding, Neotropical domestication, Teosinte hybrids, Milpa, Wild grapes, Wild banana, Wild rice, European landrace trifecta, Ethiopian coffee double, Eco-anger

Nibbles: Costich, GHUs, Locusts, Brachiaria, Fruits & veggies, Ag data, Agroecology

  1. Dr Costich’s Odyssey.
  2. CGIAR Germplasm Health Units: Between the Scylla of spreading pests and diseases and the Charybdis of getting stuff out to genebank users too slowly.
  3. Turning insects into food
  4. Feeding cattle under the Congolese sun.
  5. Plenty of intoxicating fruits out there besides lotus.
  6. Weaving a web of data for food security.
  7. Europe heeds the siren song of agroecology.