1. 2011-01-20 In 1535, the French explorer Jacques Cartier became stranded by the harsh Canadian winter. Over fifty of his men had died from scurvy, the lack of vitamin C, and the rest were weak. The native Iroquois saved the lives of Cartier and the remaining men with a simple tea made from a handful of...
  2. 2009-04-01 Indigenous (naturally occurring) and traditional (introduced in the past and incorporated into the culture) leafy vegetables are often greatly under-utilized. In many areas, the knowledge and use of indigenous leafy vegetables (ILVs) has declined as vegetables such as cabbage, tomatoes and...
  3. 2009-04-01 If you work in a country that is not your own, chances are you sometimes wonder about which crops to grow and promote. A good first step is to find out what is already being grown in-country. It will quickly become obvious what the staple grains are. Less apparent, and often greatly...
  4. 2014-10-15 Letter from the Editor A Low-Cost Concrete Ring Aquaponics System Lessons Learned from Cement Ring Aquaponics Systems in Northern Thailand Selections From the ECHO Asia Seed Bank Book Review: Edible Leaves of the Tropics
  5. Garland chrysanthemum is a leafy, annual herb that reaches a height of 90-120 cm by flowering time. The leaves add flavor to stir-fries, soups and salads and have a pleasing spicy, sweet, aromatic taste.
  6. 2018-07-18 Culantro (Eryngium foetidum) is often confused with, or substituted for, cilantro (Coriandrum sativum L.; also called coriander). Culantro is commonly used in chutneys, curries, soups, and meat and noodle dishes in Asia. Sofrito, a common spice mixture added to many recipes throughout Latin...