Forgotten edibles - a guarantee of future food security

Wojciech Lara, Szymon ORCID:, Tsiami, Amalia ORCID: and Cross, Peter (2021) Forgotten edibles - a guarantee of future food security. Baking Europe (Summer). pp. 36-39.

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Sustainability and food security have been troubling scientists for many years with more recent publications addressing “wild edibles” as the future of food during hunger and pandemics. From an ethnobotanical perspective, a wild edible is a source of food that grows locally and can only be obtained by the act of foraging. During the second World War they made up a large part of the diet due to the destruction of commercial food supply chains. Nowadays, with the establishment of global supply chains, the abundance of food from all over the planet has become a reality. Although the level of food security has improved, the agricultural sectors of most European countries have shrunk. The Diversification of food sources has the potential to elevate food security and improve sustainability by introducing locally obtained wild edibles.

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Subjects: Hospitality and tourism > Culinary arts > Food studies
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Depositing User: Amalia Tsiami
Date Deposited: 07 Dec 2021 18:44
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2024 16:08


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