As we again hear about fighting in and around the headquarters of ICARDA near Aleppo, it is at least some measure of consolation that a further consignment of seeds from the genebank has made it to Svalbard.
Those of you looking for the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences big special feature on “The Modern View of Domestication” won’t find it at the URL we previously cited. Twice. You will, however, find it here.
When you’re looking down the barrel of a civilization-erasing event, you have to plan for a world where humanity has lost everything. Canned goods might be nice, but you’d better have brought along a can opener—or know how to make one.
Tea-drinking is becoming ever more popular in France, although history shows that the beverage has long been taken on the continent. (RT @historecipes: On the rise of drinking tea in France (though it's not really as new as the article suggests).
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"
Chinese legislators are discussing draft regulations to clarify that people who dine on protected animals could face prison terms (RT @lisduarte: RT @BW: China becomes more strict on eating endangered species: http://t.co/VkwOFZXl6w)...
This story was originally published on the website of the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), which will host a session titled Governance: Governing access and securing rights to land and resources at the Forests Asia Summit in Jakarta, May 5 to 6,...
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.