Ninety-five percent of the world’s caloric intake comes from 0.001 percent of crop species that we could be growing. There are over 30,000 edible plants in the world, and we use around 150. It’s time to get that number up, which is why the Lexicon of Sustainability and The Future Food Institute have launched the Rediscovered Food Initiative (RFI), in collaboration with Crop Trust, Crops for the Future, Bioversity International, Culinary Institute of America, GFAR, Google, and Slow Food

The RFI focuses on 25 forgotten crops and aims to not only make them once again part of our diet, but also tell their rich history. Through a cross-disciplinary approach involving a television series, a book, a traveling exhibit, and mentor support for farmers and food entrepreneurs the RFI will feed the world in body and mind.

For a full overview of all the crops and more information follow this link.

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Rediscovered
The story of forgotten foods
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The 25 crops were selected
using the following criteria:
  • Increase biodiversity
  • Provide resilience to climate change
  • Provide nutrient security by adopting locally sourced, plant forward diets
  • Provide women with livelihoods
  • Provide farmers with knowledge sharing and crop support
  • Support all participants in the value chain, create opportunities for social entrepreneurs, and build a more circular economy
  • Promote responsible conservation and farming practices that safeguard the environment

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Rediscovered
The story of forgotten foods

Ninety-five percent of the world’s caloric intake comes from 0.001 percent of crop species that we could be growing. There are over 30,000 edible plants in the world, and we use around 150. It’s time to get that number up, which is why the Lexicon of Sustainability and The Future Food Institute have launched the Rediscovered Food Initiative (RFI), in collaboration with Crop Trust, Crops for the Future, Bioversity International, Culinary Institute of America, GFAR, Google, and Slow Food

The RFI focuses on 25 forgotten crops and aims to not only make them once again part of our diet, but also tell their rich history. Through a cross-disciplinary approach involving a television series, a book, a traveling exhibit, and mentor support for farmers and food entrepreneurs the RFI will feed the world in body and mind.

For a full overview of all the crops and more information follow this link.

The 25 crops
were selected
using the following
criteria:
  • Increase biodiversity
  • Provide resilience to climate change
  • Provide nutrient security by adopting locally sourced, plant forward diets
  • Provide women with livelihoods
  • Provide farmers with knowledge sharing and crop support
  • Support all participants in the value chain, create opportunities for social entrepreneurs, and build a more circular economy
  • Promote responsible conservation and farming practices that safeguard the environment

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