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Friday, February 16, 2007

Ancient Peppers, High Yields & No-Fly Ag for Europe

Starch microfossils from peppers have been found at seven sites dating from 6000 years before present to European contact and ranging from the Bahamas to southern Peru. The starch grain assemblages demonstrate that maize and chilies occurred together as an ancient and widespread Neotropical plant food complex that predates pottery in some regions. More here and here.
Also, Organic challenges conventional for yield potential in current Rodale tests, a ban on air-freighted food under the organic label is proposed in Europe and more from New Farm's February Newsletter.

posted by CASFS 2006 @ 5:11 PM


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