No going hungry if we tuck into fonio washed down with marama

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No going hungry if we tuck into fonio washed down with marama

With 90% of the world’s food coming from just 15 plants, scientists are exploring how to expand our repertoire

Emma Gatten

Fonio porridge for breakfast? Or perhaps an akkoub omelette, with a warming mug of morama?

These are among the foods we could soon be eating, according to a report calling for us to diversify our plant intake and protect against “food shocks” in a changing climate.

The world depends on 15 plants to provide 90% of its food, with four billion people relying on just rice, maize and wheat...

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