TIL that 95% of the world’s food needs are provided by just 30 species of plants. At least 12,650 species names have been compiled as edible.

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All I need are PO-TA-TOES! Boil em’, mash em’, stick em’ in a stew!


edible doesn’t mean it tastes good or is easy to cultivate.


Great, now I’m trying to see if I can name off 30 plants.


I like the fact that the Wikipedia-page is called “Neglected and underutilized crop”, as if it’s shaming me for my undiversified plant intake.


Most people on earth have to rely on affordable basics to survive, such as rice, corn, wheat and potatoes. I underatand the point you’re making here. But it’s not that simple. It doesn’t make sense (w.r.t. nutrition) forcing more people to eat useless superfoods.