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Cassava

'Teaching People to Fish' Through Biotechnology

Richard Ha | Posted 09.09.2014 | Hawaii
Richard Ha

Can you imagine: Local Kohala boy Dennis Gonsalves working with the Gates Foundation to help save lives of the poorest of the poor in sub-Saharan Africa?

Giving Voice, and Business Advice, to African Fish Farmers

David Bank | Posted 11.04.2013 | Impact
David Bank

No need for smartphones or downloaded apps or even SMS text messages -- it turns out voice may be the killer mobile app for reaching millions of farmers in thousands of languages, many of whom can't read.

A 4P Future: People, Planet, Profit and Plastics

Pro Journo | Posted 06.04.2013 | Green
Pro Journo

It is politically difficult to use cassava in the production of plastic bags instead of as nourishment in the midst of a global food crisis.

'The Rambo Of Food Crops' Good Bet For Threatened Farmers

AP | MICHELLE FAUL | Posted 04.28.2012 | Green

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Calling cassava "the Rambo of food crops," scientists Monday said the long-neglected root becomes even more productive in hotter...

How Cultures Around The World Consume Dangerous Foods Daily With No Worries

Megan Baaske | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Megan Baaske

Even the most common foods are not necessarily safe. But in the quest for sustenance and taste, people have been creative enough in cultivating and cooking even foods that pose a hazard.