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Rebuilding Agriculture After Catastrophe

Suppose a catastrophe destroys agriculture, and it must be rebuilt. Which crops are best? #1. Grain Amaranth – absolute best and indispensable crop for recovery: complete protein; 7% fat; complete electrolytes except salt; high in other nutrients; leaves also edible. … Continue reading

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Most Important Crop Development Goals for Humanity

These are in my opinion the more important goals for crop development to continue to feed humanity and to end world hunger, in no particular order: * Soybeans with higher oil content. More oil means that the seeds can be … Continue reading

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Can Singapore Feed Itself from its own land?

Singapore has the goal of providing 30% of its food from its own land. For a small city-state, that is a lofty goal. This article considers whether the nation can feed itself 100% from its own land, and what that … Continue reading

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Amaranth and Rice combination

Basic Recipe: Amaranth and Rice One cup short grain rice One cup amaranth grain 1 teaspoon salt (optional) Soak the short grain rice (Sushi rice or Thai sweet rice) in warm water, stir from time to time. Pour off the … Continue reading

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Analysis of the Collatz Problem

Problem n is a positive whole number Formulae: when n is even, divide by 2 when n is odd, multiply by 3 and add 1 n/2 3n+1 Prove that for any whole number, the continuous application of these simple formulae … Continue reading

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Feeding a potential Mars Colony: protein and B-12

This is the first in a series of articles on what types of crops might be best suited for feeding a proposed human population attempting to colonize the planet Mars. The recent proposal by Elon Musk was for a colongy … Continue reading

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The 3 Flavonoids liked to lower risk of Alzheimer’s

Fruits, vegetables, tea consumption linked with lower Alzheimer’s risk – People who had the most flavonols in their diet were about half as likely to develop Alzheimer’s than those who consumed the least, the study found. SOURCE: https://bit.ly/2GBkScJ Neurology, online … Continue reading