Indigenous Peoples Hold the Past and Future of Food in Their Hands

International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples offers an opportunity to give thanks to the Indigenous cultures who steward the land and protect the world’s biodiversity.

27 Organizations Working to Conserve Seed Biodiversity

Food Tank is highlighting 27 seed saving organizations around the world that are working to preserve genetic diversity and protect food security.

Largest Seed Deposit in a Decade at Svalbard Global Seed Vault Celebrates Diversity

The seed count at the Svalbard Global Seed Vault mounted 1 million with contributions from the Cherokee Nation and more first-time donors.

Opinion | The Last Crop Before the Desert

Breeders from ICARDA are using a crop’s wild cousins to develop barley varieties that can survive on the fringes of the desert.

This Season, Focus on Creating Convivial Food Experiences

As technology makes it easier to order delivery or eat alone, conviviality—the pleasure of eating with others—is becoming tougher. These strategies make it easier to create joyful, communal food experiences.

Meet the Chef Serving Up Pork Schmaltz in Appalachia

“They talk about New York as a melting pot, but it’s really here, in the mountains,” Virginian Chef Ian Boden says.

The Chef Keeping Appalachian Food for Appalachians

Chef Marion Ohlinger works with local farmers to incorporate native Appalachian crops into his dishes while paying homage to other cuisines.

15 Crops Secured in the Svalbard Global Seed Vault

Storing nearly 1 million seeds from genebanks worldwide in a cave at -18 degrees Celsius, the Svalbard Global Seed Vault ensures that if a genebank’s seeds vanish or fall into ruin, much the world’s biodiversity will still remain helping ensure food security.

Opinion | Beyond Hummus

There’s little doubt that chickpea farmers will be sorely challenged by the extremes caused by climate change. But if we find a place at the dinner table for wild relatives, there will be enough hummus, chana masala, and farinata di ceci to go around.

Alfalfa, Queen of Forages: Reconquering the Grasslands of Inner Mongolia

Alfalfa, “queen of forages,” a high-yielding crop with high nutritional quality, could make a big difference in the lives of the rural folk that carve out a living in Inner Mongolia.