Famine Foods – Plants that are not normally considered as crops are consumed in times of famine

Famine Foods

by Bob Freedman
50 E. Calle Encanto
Tucson, Arizona 85716
Phone  520-300-5800

The Famine Foods Database:

Famine foods are  plants which are consumed, with rare exceptions,  exclusively  in times of severe food shortage. This botanical-humanistic subject has had little academic exposure, until Minnis’ (2021) ground-breaking study and provides insight into potential new food crops that could offset global food insecurity.

This site is provided to Mr. Freedman by Dr. Jules Janick, Emeritus Professor and Former James Troop Distinguished Professor of Horticulture. The content on this site is provided and maintained by Mr. Freedman.