Tag Archives: biodiversity

Silence is golden they say

Yes, I have been quite silent on my blog these days. Been traveling a lot, adjusting to a new life in the U.S. as a professor, and well, just enjoying life. That is all about to change though. Look out … Continue reading

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New Book Release! Diversifying Food and Diets: Using Agricultural Biodiversity to Improve Nutrition and Food Security

With some of my Bioversity colleagues, Danny Hunter and Teresa Borelli, and colleague/chef Federico Mattei, we edited a new book entitled “Diversifying Food and Diets: Using Agricultural Biodiversity to Improve Nutrition and Health.” The book is part of the Issues in Agricultural Biodiversity series … Continue reading

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Beautiful Biodiversity Books

There are so many beautiful books out there but two that stand out on biodiversity are FAO’s Gardens of Biodiversity and Slow Food’s Almanac 2012. Both are downloadable as PDFs here and here. Not only should we use biodiversity, so … Continue reading

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The Holy Grail of Nutrition, at least this month

One of the holy grails in nutrition is to better understand how agriculture and our food system can improve nutrition and health. Well, it is the current flavor of the month. Often called “nutrition sensitive programming or approaches,” most are … Continue reading

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Bioversity’s Nutrition Strategy – Resilient Food and Nutrition Systems: Analyzing the Role of Agricultural Biodiversity in Enhancing Human Nutrition and Health

This past year I worked diligently with colleagues at Bioversity International, on the 10 year nutrition strategy. Below is a summary of the strategy along with the link to the entire strategy. Bioversity’s Nutrition Strategy One of the world’s greatest challenges … Continue reading

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Hunger fighter

I was recently highlighted on the new and very cool Revolution Hunger site as one of the hunger fighters. There are some big names on there, such as Norman Borlaug, Roger Thurow, and Ruth Oniango, to name a few, so…I … Continue reading

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Jason Clay does TED

Jason Clay, the VP of the World Wildlife Fund, does a TED talk about biodiversity and how corporations can be more sustainable in their practices. But let’s not leave it all up to corporations. We can also eat a piece … Continue reading

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