ICYMT: Delicious bits of food news, plucked, at least some of the time, from obscurity.
Preparing for future droughts by creating adaptable populations of millet
Modern Farmer writes about old-fashioned modern plant breeding
Restaurants, white and black; lost heat source found; drought-proofing Italy; pasta and gastronationalism
A plant breeder whose products millions love has died.
Science continues to be astonished that traditional foodways are actually good for the people who evolved them.
Sugar mystery, miller history, walnut filler, salmon thriller. And, er, fresh green beans.
An article headline in Mother Jones screams "The Secret to Better Burgers? Lots of Flies." The main illustration shows a cow with a fly on its tongue. I think, what? The last time we tried feeding meat to cattle in the UK, the result was mad cow disease. So I actually read the article, and…
Claims that meat is responsible for the dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico are based on some pretty silly mistakes.