‘Canoe plants’ can feed the modern world

25 April 2020

The cultivation of traditional but now largely overlooked food stuffs could help to sustain populations in the modern world, according to a research technician at the Breadfruit Institute at Hawaii’s National Tropical Botanical Gardens.

The Institute is promoting the local foodstuff as a response to “critical global food security issues,” especially for developing island states.

Daniel Dickinson met research technician and farmer Noel Dickinson (no relation) under a breadfruit tree at the National Tropical Botanical Gardens on the island of Kauai and began by asking her to describe what the plant looks like. 

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