Foodie Pharmacology Podcast
Crop Diversity & Global Food Systems with Dr. Colin Khoury

Crop Diversity & Global Food Systems with Dr. Colin Khoury

June 14, 2021

This week, we ask some big questions about the origins of our food and how it connects people from across the globe. I speak with Dr. Colin Khoury, a crop diversity researcher who has spent more than 20 years trying to understand the state of diversity in the global food system. Colin shares how collaborative work brings together multidisciplinary expertise to inform conservation strategies for crops and their wild relatives, develop conservation indicators for international agreements, and support evidence-based decision making toward more sustainable food systems. Learn more about his work by reading his scientific papers and follow him on Twitter at @ColinKhoury

#Crops #Biodiversity #FoodSystems

The Amazing Diversity of Solanaceous Crops with Dr. Sandra Knapp

The Amazing Diversity of Solanaceous Crops with Dr. Sandra Knapp

June 7, 2021

This week, we explore one of the most important botanical families for food crops and medicine! Ever heard of nicotine or atropine? These tropane alkaloids from the Solanaceae family are just a few examples of pharmacologically active compounds from this group. I speak with Dr. Sandra Knapp, a world renown expert in the taxonomy of the Solanaceae, about tomatoes, potatoes, eggplants, chili peppers and more! Want to learn more about this family? Check out the Solanaceae Source. Access the Broken Planet exhibit at the Natural History Museum London. 

#tomato #potato #CropWildRelatives

Lessons from Plants with Dr. Beronda Montgomery

Lessons from Plants with Dr. Beronda Montgomery

June 1, 2021

What lessons can we learn about human behavior from the plant kingdom? I chat with Dr. Beronda Montgomery, a writer, professor, and science communicator. Her research focuses on how organisms (primarily plants) maintain a sense of self, where they are, and what behaviors they should pursue to support their success. Dr. Montgomery is author of a new book Lessons from Plants. Learn more about her work at her website at berondamontgomery.com or follow her on Twitter: @BerondaM and @PlantLessons or Instagram: @Beronda_M and @PlantLessons

#Plants #Botany #garden