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Svalbard Seed Bank and Global Food Histories

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Svalbard Global Seed Vault, 2013 

Svalbard Global Seed Vault, 2013

 

  

Topics on the Page


Overview of the Seed Bank

 
Famines in History

 

CROSS-LINK: Irish Potato Famine and Other Famines in World History

 

History of Agriculture

 

  • October 16 is World Food Day

 

Food and Its Origins

  • Native American Food Contributions

 

  • Three Sisters Agriculture

 

    Agricultural Work, Spain circa 1200 

    Agricultural Work, Spain circa 1200

    CROSS-LINK: Hunter-Gatherer Societies of the Paleolithic Age

     

    CROSS-LINK: The Dust Bowl

     

    Global Food Histories

     

     

    There are more than 50,000 edible plants in the world today,

    but just 15 of them provide 90 percent of the world's food energy intake.

     

     

    10 Fruits, Nuts, and Vegetables You Did Not Know Were Human-Made

     

     

    Overview of the Seed Bank

    Seed Storage Box 

    Seed Storage Box
    Inside the Global Seed Vault, Where the History and Future of Agriculture Is Stored. from NPR Fresh Air with Terry Gross (July 24, 2017)

     


    Saving Seeds in Doomsday Vault, Vimeo, from 60 Minutes, March 20, 2008

     

     

     

    Sowing for ApocalypseThe New Yorker, April 27, 2007


    Global Seed Vault: Photo Essay, Time, 2008


    The Gloomy Arctic Seed Bank That's Key to Future Crops from BBC News, January 12, 2016

     Svalbard Global Seed Bank: Interactive Visit from CropTrust.org


    Syria War Forces First Withdrawal from Svalbard Global Seed Vault, NBC News, September 25, 2015

     

    Videos on the Svalbard Seed Bank:

     

    Inside the Svalbard Seed Vault

     

    Exploring the Arctic's Global Seed Vault

     

    See inside the 'Doomsday' seed vault

     

    What's the Doomsday Seed Vault Really For?

     

    Famines in History

     

    Distribution of rice during time of famine, China, 1945

     

    Distribution of rice during time of famine, China, 1945

     

    Famines Since 1850: Global View

     

    • Immigration Before the Civil War and the Irish Potato Famine

     

     

     The Potato Famine and Irish Immigration to America (reading activity and questions) 

     


    Ten Worst Famines of the 20th Century


    China's Great Famine: The True Story

    Book Review: Famine: A Short History, Cormac O'Grada (2009).

     

      • The author argues that famines are the results of human actions or inactions more than natural disasters.

     

      Food Security Game, Peace Corps

     

     

     

    History of Agriculture


    Agriculture & the Environment: An Historical Perspective, from a course from the University of Reading 

     

    Date of First McDonalds Restaurant by Continent
    Date of First McDonalds Restaurant by Continent

     

     

    Native American Food Contributions to the World


    Potatoes, beans, corn, peanuts, pumpkins, tomatoes, squash, peppers, nuts, melons, and sunflower seeds

    external image 2009NativeAmericanRev.jpg2009 Native American $1 Coin honoring Three Sisters Agriculture

     

     

    Meet the Three Sisters Who Sustain Native America

     


    Three Sisters . . .and the Fourth Sister No One Really Talks About

    • Bean
    • Corn
    • Squash
    • Sunflower 

     

    Global Food Histories: Food and Its Origins

     

    Our entire food system is completely global:

    More than two-thirds of the crops that underpin national diets originally came from somewhere else — often far away.

     

     

    Interactive Map for Selected Major Agricultural Corps

     

     

    external image 5ba0525b72209534305bc9eb6268bba8--cherokee-indians-american-recipes.jpg

     

     

     

     

     

    Foods Indigenous to the Western Hemisphere

     

     

    10 Foods Native to the Americas

     


    CORN: Rethinking the Corny History of Maize

     


    RICE: Rice Growing and Origin

     

     

     


    PEANUTS: History of Peanuts and Peanut Butter

     

     


    VANILLA: History of Vanilla

     

    POTATOES/TOMATOES: Origins of Species of Corn, Potatoes, Tomatoes and Some Other Interesting History

     

     


    BANANASThe Surprising History of the Banana

     

     


    APPLES: All About Apples: Some History, a Recipe, and Recommendations

     

     

     


    WHEAT: Wheat Domestication--The History and Origins of Floury Grains

     

     

     


    SUNFLOWER: How the Russians Saved America's Sunflower

     

     

    COFFEE: The History of Coffee

     

     

     

     

    COCOA: History of Cocoa and Chocolate

     

     

     

    SQUASH: Foods Indigenous to the Western Hemisphere

     

     

    SUNFLOWER

     

     

    BLUEBERRIES 

     

     

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