“Explore the geographic origins of our food crops – where they were initially domesticated and evolved over time – and discover how important these ‘primary regions of diversity’ are to our current diets and agricultural production areas.”
This is an incredibly rich website with great interactive maps, dynamic charts, and text with rich citations. This is one of those resources that an entire class could use as a starting point to create 30+ distinct project. This is definitely one of the most important and best resources that I’ve shared recently, one that I’m going to use in my class. Where did a particular crop originally come from? Where is it produced today? How do these historic and current agricultural geographies change local diets and economies around the world? All these issues can be explored with this interactive that includes, but goes beyond the Columbian Exchange.