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Food Inspiration Magazine is the online magazine for foodservice professionals in search of inspiration and innovation. With the magazine we collect, enrich and spread inspiration. The free subscription magazine is published eight times per year and is an abundant source of inspiration for food and hospitality professionals. Our readers can be found in the U.S., Northern Europe, Latin America and Asia.

REDISCOVERING SUPER FOODS

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VIDEO HOW TO

Farmers have been giving up traditional crop in favour of more genetically uniform, highly productive varieties for over a thousand years. As a result, over half of all plant-based food on earth is derived from just three types of crop: corn, rice and wheat. The Lexicon of Food has rediscovered over 20 super foods and projects that have the potential to reverse this trend.

Change is coming
Of 30,000 edible plants, over half the world’s plant-based nutrition comes from just three: corn, rice and wheat. Our ecosystem biodiversity is threatened and people are malnourished. Can this trend toward the intensive production of select crops be reversed? A shift is happening all across the globe. Crops that have been forgotten for the past half-century, are now being rediscovered. Farmers are learning that a lot of these undervalued crops have the potential to combat hunger, address climate change, promote biodiversity, support healthier and safer food systems and enable women to support themselves financially.

Total storytelling

To share this story, Lexicon of Food founded the Rediscovered Food Initiative, which celebrates the rediscovery of neglected and underutilized crops from around the world, and shares their power to enhance biodiversity and bring better nutrition to our plates. It’s an inspirational storytelling campaign that shows what biodiversity looks like in global agriculture: from fonio in Ghana to teff in Ethiopia, from millets in India to bambara in Zimbabwe, and from breadfruit in Samoa to chaya in Guatemala, the initiative chronicles how farmers everywhere are reclaiming forgotten crops for enhanced biodiversity, greater nutrition outcomes, increased resilience to climate change, and greater food security.

Supporters include Google, Crop Trust, the Future Food Institute, Crops for the Future, Food Forever, Bioversity International, Culinary Institute of America, GFAR and Slow Food. Together they have selected over 25 super foods to help farmers, food entrepreneurs and the public spread the knowledge through total storytelling, a communications principle that utliizes book, traveling exhibits, the web, television programs, and workshops.

About
Lexicon of Food was founded in 2009 by Douglas Gayeton and Laura Howard-Gayeton to engage the public on solutions to the world’s most pressing sustainability and environmental challenges. By illuminating the meanings behind powerful ideas, they help people to pay closer attention to how they eat, what they buy, and where their responsibility begins for creating a healthier, more diverse food system.

It is impossible to gather all the inspiration and information of the Lexicon of Food on a single
page of Food Inspiration. That is why we recommend that you visit the following websites:

Lexicon of Food >
Rediscovered Food >
Lexicon of Sustainability >

REDISCOVERED
SUPER FOODS

 Lexicon of food   Frank Lindner   Sander van der Meij   

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USA

Arizona
Tepary bean 

Kansas
Kernza

Hawaii
Breadfruit, Taro

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  4 min

SUPER FOODS
REDISCOVERED

Farmers have been giving up traditional crop in favour of more genetically uniform, highly productive varieties for over a thousand years. As a result, over half of all plant-based food on earth is derived from just three types of crop: corn, rice and wheat. The Lexicon of Food has rediscovered over 20 super foods and projects that have the potential to reverse this trend.

 Lexicon of food  Frank Lindner
Sander van der Meij   

ASIA

Malaysia
Moringa 

Thailand
Community forests 

China
Tartary buckwheat

Fiji
Swamp taro 

India
Jack Fruit, Minor millet, Finger millet

EURASIA

Russia
Vavilov Seed
Institute 

Kyrgyzstan
Walnuts

EUROPE

Italy
Rocket

Germany
Lupine

LATIN
AMERICA

Mexico
Amaranth

Guatemala
Chaya

Peru
Oca, Ulluco, Yacon 

Bolivia
Quinoa, Amaranth 

Paraguay
Wild chaco fruits 

USA

Arizona
Tepary bean 

Kansas
Kernza

Hawaii
Breadfruit, Taro

Change is coming
Ecosystem biodiversity is threatened by clear-cutting of crops worldwide, which is causing both malnourishment and obesity. A shift is happening all across the globe. Crops that have been forgotten for the past half century, are being rediscovered. Farmers are learning that a lot of these undervalued crops have the potential to combat hunger, address climate change, promote biodiversity, support healthier and safer food systems and enable women to support themselves financially.

About
Lexicon of Food was founded in 2009 by Douglas Gayeton and Laura Howard-Gayeton to engage the public on solutions to the world’s most pressing sustainability and environmental challenges. By illuminating the meanings behind powerful ideas, they help people to pay closer attention to how they eat, what they buy, and where their responsibility begins for creating a healthier, more diverse food system.

It is impossible to gather all the inspiration and information of the Lexicon of Food on a single page of Food Inspiration. That is why we recommend that you visit the following websites:

Lexicon of Food >
Rediscovered Food >
Lexicon of Sustainability >

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AFRICA

Ghana
Fonio

Zimbabwe
Bambara, Spider plant, Lablab bean, Baobap, Yam Bean 

Kenya
Cowpea, Leafy greens 

Ethiopia
Tef

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