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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 […]

Santa Cruz National Heritage designation a boon to economy

Santa Cruz National Heritage designation a boon to economy

By: Gary P. Nabhan and Vanessa Bechol Special to the Arizona Daily Star Tuscon, Arizona | Published: 12.01.08 PDF Version A growing number of farmers, ranchers and chefs in our community are working together to bring place-based heritage foods from our borderlands region back to our tables for feasts such as Thanksgiving. With an agricultural […]

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