AoB blog linked to the YouTube version of this short film on a year (almost) in the life of a broad bean. Having watched it, I decided it was worth searching out a better quality version, which I duly found.
National Geographic has a five-step solution to feeding the world. Step one is stopping deforestation, or, more accurately, stop expanding agriculture into the areas which are providing the ecosystem services which agriculture needs.
The potato is the world’s third largest food source, behind rice and wheat, and a staple for more than a billion people. And Peru's International Potato Center is working hard to make sure that potatoes stay with us.
A 400-strong herd of beefalo – yes, this cross between a domestic bull and a wild bison really does exist – is damaging the vegetation and polluting the water (RT @mem_somerville: "The naughty wild beefalo bugging the Grand Canyon"
Researchers at the James Hutton Institute and leading commercial breeding companies are working to improve the quality of winter barley for malting purposes, in a bid to address the concerns of maltsters, brewers and distillers about the long-term...
Yorkshire Post Ensuring the survival of the rarest Yorkshire Post The RBST's National Gene Bank made it possible to breed the Vaynol with semen from a bull which died 14 years ago, a resource which dramatically increases the chances of saving...
Between one-fifth and one-third of all the wild-caught seafood that comes into the United States may be caught by vessels engaging in “pirate” fishing, a new report says.The leading seafood trade association disputes the numbers in the study but...
Kevin Murphy wants to steal their livelihoods from under the noses of poor Bolivian farmers. No, wait … Kevin Murphy wants to allow Bolivian farmers to improve their nutrition by enabling them to eat the quinoa they grow instead of selling it.
One of the great things about working on “food” is that it’s such a huge and various subject. This past week I was lucky enough to be one of 700 people from 56 different countries attending the Borlaug100 conference in Obregon, Mexico.
Noted food historian Rachel Laudan was at the recent Borlaug Summit on Wheat for Food Security in Obregón, Mexico, organized by CIMMYT to celebrate 100 years of Norman Borlaug, and what an inspired decision it was to invite her.
Forestry experts at Bioversity International and the Forest Research Institute of Malaysia call attention to the impacts of logging on the genetic diversity of timber trees in Asian forests, and its effects on timber production.