The DivSeek International Thematic Hub, Does it taste good? aims to connect culinary experts, anthropologists, sociologists, and ecologists to the database engineers, genomicists and phenomics experts developing and utilizing breeding management and genebank management systems to expand crop diversity characterization passport data to include flavor, culinary uses, and traditional agricultural practices.
Co-leads: Eric von Wettberg, University of Vermont
2021 update on Activities:
- Discussions with Crop Trust, Germinate, National and CG genebanks have led to a qualitative map of resources
- Initial key contacts identified
- Commence writing an opinion piece with examples from rice and beans
- Outreach to databases as use-cases