SEEDS

the internet

Why Does This Photo of a Jar of Raspberry Jam Make Everyone So Uncomfortable?

Cursed image.
Jelisa Castrodale
5.9.18
crime

Woman Caught Trying to Sell $22,000 of Stolen Broccoli Seeds on Facebook

Not the smartest get-rich-quick scheme.
Dave Minsky
11.27.17
Butts

The Butt Nut: The Bootylicious Star of the Seychelles’ Ecosystem

It’s the Kim Kardashian of the plant kingdom.
Adam Gollner
7.19.17
food security

Inside the Huge Fridge of Seeds That Could Save Us All from Starvation

The Crop Wild Relatives Project’s seed bank in West Sussex stores samples of staple crops from around the world. Its aim is to protect them for future generations against drought, flooding, and other effects of climate change.
Johanna Derry
6.28.17
food security

The ‘Doomsday’ Seed Vault Might Not Survive Global Warming

Hidden inside an Arctic mountain, the Svalbard Global Seed Vault stores millions of plant samples. But after unexpected flooding last year, efforts to protect the food store have been stepped up.
Daisy Meager
5.22.17
agriculture

This Seed Sharing Network Was Designed Like a Dating Site

Will co-opting the appeal of online dating services be enough to secure crop diversity the world over?
Alex Swerdloff
5.8.17
Make this

This Seriously Delicious Homemade Granola Recipe Isn't Just for Hippies

With almonds, golden raisins, dates, pecans, seeds, and plenty of spices, we promise that this is the best granola you've ever tasted.
Munchies Staff
3.8.17
Science

Hacking Quinoa DNA Could Help Solve Our Food Security Crisis

Researchers at the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology in Saudi Arabia say that by decoding the grain’s genome sequence, its DNA can be altered to significantly enhance yield.
Daisy Meager
2.9.17
agriculture

All Aboard the Ship Sailing Near-Extinct Grains From Oslo to Istanbul

Norway-based art collective Futurefarmers has commandeered a former rescue boat to transport ancient grains from Oslo to Istanbul. “We’re using the seeds as a way to talk about challenges within the food system,” says Amy Franceschini, one of the...
Daisy Meager
10.26.16
Music

How TV on the Radio's 'Seeds' Entered Three Dimensions at a Tumblr IRL Event

For Tumblr IRL's first edition at Art Basel in Miami, former Liars drummer Julian Gross created a menagerie of multimedia artifacts from TVOTR's new album 'Seeds'.
DJ Pangburn
5.30.16
Travel

‘The World's Most Dangerous Drug' Grows Everywhere in Romania

Scopolamine is extracted from Datura, a bush that can be found all over Bucharest – from abandoned parking lots to people's backyards.
Răzvan Călinescu
10.14.15
Comics!

The Three Seed Combo Makes Life a Living Hell

Don't fuck with gardeners, just in case they hit you with the dreaded three seed combo.
Will Laren
6.4.15
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