On agrobiodiversity, the Andes can teach the world much about crop conservation

Media: Mongabay

Two of the world’s most important crops — maize and potatoes — have a 7,000-year history in the Andes region of South America, where other “super foods” like quinoa, maca and amaranth are also native. The region’s great agrobiodiversity virtually guarantees that more “future foods” like these will be adopted by the rest of the globe.