Feeding Our Future: Harvesting the Desert

Arizona Public Media, 10/13/16

There are more than 400 wild, native foods in the Sonoran Desert, but the UA's Climate Assessment for the Southwest predicts a 10 percent drop in annual precipitation in the next decade, and a later start to the monsoon rains. "I don't expect everyone to eat mesquite pods and cholla buds, but I do wish that everyone could see that the desert is not the limiting factor to us gaining local food security and health for our children," said Gary Nabhan, director of the Center for Regional Food Studies at the UA.

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