Extinct Species question....
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We always hear about extinct Species like Dinosaurs and Wooly Mammoths and even extinct Species during our lifetime like the Dodo Bird and the Passenger Pidgin.
But you never hear of extinct Fruits or Vegetables.
Has anyone ever heard of a edible plant, fruit or vegetable that used to exist but no longer does ?
Some writings in the in ancient Hindu text talk about food that no longer exists but does not say or describe what it was.
Why Johnny Ringo, you look like someone just walked over your grave ...
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Vegetable Lamb of Tartary

Vegetable Lamb of Tartary - Wikipedia


Voynich manuscript - Wikipedia
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(08-05-2022, 12:43 AM)Grendelmort Wrote: We always hear about extinct Species like Dinosaurs and Wooly Mammoths and even extinct Species during our lifetime like the Dodo Bird and the Passenger Pidgin.
But you never hear of extinct Fruits or Vegetables.
Has anyone ever heard of a edible plant, fruit or vegetable that used to exist but no longer does ?
Some writings in the in ancient Hindu text talk about food that no longer exists but does not say or describe what it was.


No, I haven't actually, however, I have heard of fruits that have NO mother plant, like Corn. It just POP'd into existence around 10,000 years ago
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I do think plants go extinct, or have enough genetic drift to become niched to environment specifics.
I believe that is why they went to the trouble of making the seed vault. That way, they can draw on plant genetics which developed in conditions which may no longer exist.
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Maybe too many people....big people eat more....maybe get rid of big people more for us....is how it started...
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(08-05-2022, 12:43 AM)Grendelmort Wrote: We always hear about extinct Species like Dinosaurs and Wooly Mammoths and even extinct Species during our lifetime like the Dodo Bird and the Passenger Pidgin.
But you never hear of extinct Fruits or Vegetables.
Has anyone ever heard of a edible plant, fruit or vegetable that used to exist but no longer does ?
Some writings in the in ancient Hindu text talk about food that no longer exists but does not say or describe what it was.
I haven't.

I know there are a chit load of seed vaults in the salt mines in the USA. Maybe the have already been proactive in the past.

I would think that certain plants in the bio-sphere have. It's a good question.
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The Chestnut trees in Appalachia were wiped out in the early 1900s by blight.




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(08-05-2022, 09:20 AM)Wingsprint Wrote: Vegetable Lamb of Tartary

Vegetable Lamb of Tartary - Wikipedia


Voynich manuscript - Wikipedia
Several years ago I downloaded a digital copy of the Voynich Manuscript. Its definitely very weird !
Most people say it was made as a hoax.
The original Manuscript was hand written and all of the illustrations were done by hand.
It must have taken years to create - quite a long time to just create a hoax.
The forensic tests confirm it's several hundred years old.
Why Johnny Ringo, you look like someone just walked over your grave ...
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Puffins.
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