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Move Over Quinoa, It’s Teff’s Turn

Originally posted on Global Food Politics:
  Ethiopian Farmers Harvesting Teff An interesting story in The Guardian this week argues that teff—an ancient Ethiopian grain—is poised to be the next global super grain. Teff is rich in calcium, iron, and…

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The Quinoa Challenge (and Other Food Dilemmas)

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An interesting report in the Guardian last week highlighted the implications of the increasing global demand for quinoa. The story notes that as demand for Quinua real (royal quinoa) has increased, Bolivian consumers, for…

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Crops in a changing climate

Which crops hold the key for climate change adaptation? Bioversity International asks our opinions in this global survey. You have until the end of January 2014 to give your opinion there.

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Where the quinoa went

Charlie Haynes at the Annals of Botany blog discusses the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization’s Year of Quinoa. That year was all about rediscovering the neglected crop called quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa). Quinoa is a pseudocereal. The Year of Quinoa … Continue reading

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Where did the quinoa go?

As we reach the end of the International Year of Quinoa, it’s declared a success. I can’t say that I noticed much happening about the tasty, wholesome neglected crop called quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa) this year but perhaps I didn’t look … Continue reading

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Remember the forgotten crops

This is my 1000th post on this blog. My 500th is here. I use my 1000th post to honour Monkombu Swaminathan, the scientist known as Father of the Green Revolution in India. Here’s an interview with Fred Pearce at Bioversity … Continue reading

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Millet

Millets are grasses with smaller seeds than the grains that people like me, in the rich world, know as our staple foods. We should notice other grains too, including millets. Millions of people appreciate millets as staple food and as … Continue reading

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