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Why It's Green: eco-friendly gifts that are affordable

Why It’s Green: eco-friendly gifts that are affordable

By: Yahoo-Green Published: Dec. 20th, 2008 In this beautifully told nonfiction narrative, Gary Paul Nabhan shows how climate change, economics, genetic engineering, and tiny seeds all over the world will affect our future. The future of our food depends on tiny seeds in orchards and fields the world over. In 1943, one of the first […]

Where Our Food Comes From: Retracing Nikolay Vavilov's Quest To End Famine

Where Our Food Comes From: Retracing Nikolay Vavilov’s Quest To End Famine

By: Janet Raloff Published: Dec. 20th, 2008 Few people give thought to where the tomato, apple or walnuts in their salad came from. Or what grains gave rise to the wheat in their bread or barley in their beer. University of Arizona ethnobotanist Nabhan was intensely curious about these questions—and about the exploits of the […]

Those who forget history are doomed to re-eat it

Those who forget history are doomed to re-eat it

By: Marc R. aka Mental Masala Published: Dec. 19th, 2008 / 8:00 a.m. Above the din of the enthusiastic multitude of Green Festival attendees in San Francisco, renowned author, ethnobotanist, food preservationist, and historian Gary Paul Nabhan gave a whirlwind tour of topics with global, regional, and personal scope. Nabhan started with a big-picture perspective. […]

Back to the roots of crop farming

Back to the roots of crop farming

Where Our Food Comes From: Retracing Nikolay Vavilov’s Quest to End Famine By: Tobias Plieninger / nature.com In 1941, when German and Finnish troops threatened to besiege the Russian city of Leningrad (now St Petersburg), Soviet leaders hurried to authorize the evacuation of the art collection from the city’s Hermitage museum. Another extraordinary treasure, then […]

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