Food Tank and Thinking

Food Tank
Seed saving is the practice of saving, exchanging, and reusing seeds over thousands of years. Farmers and gardeners have carefully selected crops for various traits adapted to many growing conditions and climates, creating a rich genetic plant heritage that formed the base of the global food supply.

Over the last century, however, this agricultural biodiversity has undergone a rapid decline, with many heritage and native plant species being replaced with commercial crop varieties. Revitalizing the practice of seed saving is vital for the world’s collective food security.

Food Tank is highlighting 20 important seed-saving projects that are revitalizing the practice and creating a more resilient food system along the way. Highlighted organizations include (in alphabetical order by initiative name):

ASEED Europe; AVRDC – The World Vegetable Center; Camino Verde; Hawai’i Public Seed Initiative; International Center for Tropical Agriculture; Irish Seed Savers Association (ISAA); Louisiana Native Plant Initiative; Man and the Biosphere Program; Millennium Seed Bank Project; Native Seed / SEARCH; Navdanya; National Laboratory for Genetic Resources Preservation; New York City Native Plant Conservation Initiative; The Australian Plantbank; Seed Savers Exchange;; Slow Food International; Svalbard Global Seed Vault; USC Canada, and Vavilov Research Institute.

NYC Summit
The NYC Food Tank Summit is now SOLD OUT. You can still apply to the wait list or watch the event live on the Food Tank Facebook page on September 13, 2017. 
Seaweed Methane Emissions

Insights from Tracking Promises: Guatemala

Factors that conspire to make abysmal development indicators so stubborn in the Guatemalan context are explored in the new report Tracking Promises: Analyzing the Impact of Feed the Future in Guatemala.
Hawaii Agriculture
The Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting hascompleted a two-year investigation into 10 years of labor complaints against some of the biggest seed production companies in the world.
Food Insecurity
The seventh International Conference of La Via Campesina (LVC), one of the world’s largest grassroots movements advocating for food sovereignty, will be held in July in Basque Country, Spain.
Heroic Food
WFP Transformers Project Boosts School Meals with Ugly Vegetables
The U.N. World Food Programme (WFP) Transformers project, piloted in Nairobi from January to April 2017, sought to address both school feeding shortcomings and large-scale food waste.
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About eslkevin

I am a peace educator who has taken time to teach and work in countries such as the USA, Germany, Japan, Nicaragua, Mexico, the UAE, Kuwait, Oman over the past 4 decades.
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