“Jackfruit heralded as ‘miracle’ food crop”

JJackfruit or Jack Tree (Artocarpus heterophyllus), fruit growing on the tree, India

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/apr/23/jackfruit-miracle-crop-climate-change-food-security?CMP=EMCENVEML1631

It’s big and bumpy with a gooey interior and a powerful smell of decay – but it could help keep millions of people from hunger.

Researchers say jackfruit – a large ungainly fruit grown across south and south-east Asia – could be a replacement for wheat, corn and other staple crops under threat from climate change.

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Interesting how Developing Nations aren’t interested in this “poor man’s fruit” because they associate it with the poverty that their industrial growth and increased emissions have lifted them out of. 

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