In the News

Preserving Appalachian Biodiversity with Cider Apples

Emily Payne | Food Tank

A quality cider is the result of a fine-tuned recipe, with each apple variety contributing a certain component to the final product, Michael Gutensohn tells Food Tank. Gutensohn is Assistant Professor of Horticulture at West Virginia University (WVU), where he and Extension Specialist Mirjana Bulatovic-Danilovich manage the Appalachian Apple Initiative seed-orchard, home to 43 cider apple varieties—most of which have been grown in West Virginia since the 1700s. Gutensohn and Bulatovic-Danilovich walk Food Tank and the Crop Trust through the orchard as part of the #CropsInColor in Appalachia tour, explaining why diversity is a must for quality cider and how small farmers are profiting from the growing industry.

Read the full article on Food Tank.

The Crop Trust #CropsInColor campaign is sponsored by Corteva with additional funding provided by the Oak Spring Garden FoundationFood Tank is the media partner.

News

Filter by
  • News
  • Social
Blog

Five Key Messages from “It Starts with a Seed” at GLF Climate

Read More
Blog

Five Standout Messages from “Into the Wild” at GLF Climate

Read More
Blog

Crop Trust Executive Director Stefan Schmitz at GLF Climate: We Depend on Seeds for Survival

Read More
Blog

Crop Trust Finance Director Janet Muir on Sustainable Finance Solutions at GLF Climate

Read More
Press Release

Crop Trust and the Plant Treaty Launch Lifeline for Genebanks to Secure the Future of Crop Diversity

Read More
Blog

Giving Diversity a Chance

Read More
Blog

Protecting Your Halloween Pumpkin from Climate Change

Read More
Press Release

Svalbard Global Seed Vault Reopens for Final Deposit of 2021

Read More
Blog

Deadline Extended for Grant Proposals to Safeguard Seeds in Svalbard

Read More
Blog

A Global Rescue Plan for Fruit and Vegetable Diversity

Read More
Blog

Perfecting the Potato, With Help From Peru’s Farmers

Read More
Press Release

Crop Trust and CIP Announce New Disease-Proof Potato

Read More
Event

World Food Day 2021

Read More