Tag Staple Food

Innovating Your Supper Staple: Potatoes

Will disease devastate spud production? The ease of growing and storing potatoes allowed it to spread around the world and onto our cultural menu. The delicious spud, McDonald’s #1 selling items are their French fries (and Big Mac, together accounted…

Cassava, comment ça va?

Cassava, the forgotten staple crop
We forgot to ask the staple crop, cassava, how it was doing. Now we have damage control to do! Are you familiar with Cassava? You may know cassava as yuca, manioc, mandioca, and you may have eaten it if you’re…

No Bananas for You!

Bananas
The banana industry is facing the threat of disease which could dramatically impact production. Even with bananas being highly susceptible to disease, how important is a threat to the banana industry to consumers? What’s at stake? Bananas have been cultivated…