Author: Virginia Gewin

What Bacterial Cultures Reveal About Ours

Virginia Gewin , February 6th, 2020

Herder Dalaimyagmar and her husband, Byambaa, demonstrate how to press whey from curds in creating aaruul, a staple dairy product in Mongolia. Heirloom Microbes Project. In the remote…


Rice Reveals African Slaves’ Agricultural Heritage

Virginia Gewin , January 12th, 2017

Clues about the history—and survival—of African slaves in the Americas can be found in certain plants, such as rice. David Williams When Tinde van Andel purchased a small…