The number of firms that own the food brands you see is much smaller than you think. That’s not good for consumers or suppliers.
Apples picked to perfume a room. Undocumented apples and apples with false papers. Foundlings that could give a supermarket apple a run for its money. Others that don’t taste too good but are catnip to blackbirds. A heritage orchard in County Clare, Ireland.
Wheat growers are making use of hugely diverse evolutionary populations to give them the seeds they need.
Is the Carolina Runner No.4 peanut “the first peanut cultivated in North America” and does it matter anyway?