Why Can't We Farm These Foods Yet?

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    There are some foods that are so popular that they are at risk of going extinct. What are they and why is it so difficult to harvest them?
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Comentarios • 1 758

  • SciShow
    SciShow  Hace un mes +128

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    • Churchill
      Churchill Hace 21 un día

      Bible-thumpers... LOL.

    • TheRandom Trio
      TheRandom Trio Hace un mes

      I don't think people understand the title based on the other comments just saying

    • skankhunt 42
      skankhunt 42 Hace un mes

      you need to redo your research on tuna.tge FIRST one to be sold is the expensive one due to it being a type of trophy for the buyers to boast about.you dont go fishing for tuna and make 1000 trillion dollars in 1 trip.this channel gets way too many "facts" wrong.

    • Sakarias Karlsson
      Sakarias Karlsson Hace un mes

      Im going to make truffles farm in basement, then im going to be rich as hell and be even more asocial than i am today. ;) ;)

  • Amy G
    Amy G Hace un día

    Wtf I've never seen a blue huckleberry in my life.... Learn something new everyday

  • Regenerate THIS
    Regenerate THIS Hace un día

    This is a great argument for agroforestry, sustainable wildcrafting, and permaculture...

  • Mr Smiff
    Mr Smiff Hace un día

    What ever happen to caring for the planet. Every animal on this planet has a pre existing purpose drilled within their DNA in order to keep a balanced ecosystem...so why can't we fulfill ours of taking Care of this planet.

  • trojanwood
    trojanwood Hace 2 días

    Preserve until the wild plants can sustain demand.

  • Dustin Frank
    Dustin Frank Hace 2 días

    I imagine huckleberries with join the hydroponic family in a short time

  • J G
    J G Hace 2 días

    Hey help me with my chem homework

  • Ian Bergen
    Ian Bergen Hace 2 días

    I'll never understand why so many youtubers don't put metric/imperial conversations on their videos.
    I don't want to math.

  • marco sanchez
    marco sanchez Hace 2 días

    Bet.

  • lil' Weeb
    lil' Weeb Hace 2 días

    It's FUNGI not FUNJAI

    • Keallei
      Keallei Hace 2 días

      lil' Weeb hehe I get what you mean.

    • lil' Weeb
      lil' Weeb Hace 2 días +1

      @Keallei it just sounds so wrong...

    • Keallei
      Keallei Hace 2 días

      lil' Weeb both are acceptable.

  • Liubeiwushijiu
    Liubeiwushijiu Hace 3 días +1

    Indigenous people also know that you must give back to the land. You can't just harvest over and over without giving back.

  • Buck Dog
    Buck Dog Hace 3 días +1

    Blueberry/huckleberry hybrids should be called Buckleberry, or Bluckleberry? Which one’s better?

    • Keallei
      Keallei Hace 2 días

      Buck Dog buckleberry!

  • Eduardo Muntaner Garcia

    Stop. Saying. "Funji".

  • ooo top
    ooo top Hace 3 días +1

    U forgot kesar. But still nice video

    • Keallei
      Keallei Hace 2 días +1

      ooo top probably lots left off the list. Maybe there could be a sequel.

  • Michael Murphy
    Michael Murphy Hace 3 días

    Ever see that episode of Futurama where they search for anchovies? All the foods we can't make in the lab will be like that. And in the far future, people will taste those food and think "why did people like this stuff"

  • Syrkyth
    Syrkyth Hace 4 días

    Uh, truffle plantations were so prolific prior to the Great War that truffles were considered peasant and animal food.
    Due to the devastation of the war (casualties, plantation neglect, worker loss, etc) and the subsequent Second World War a bare 20 years later truffle plantations (consisting of oak stands inoculated with the fungus - grown and harvested for both food and firewood) basically became a lost cause.
    All of these foods are farmable, but like trees (for firewood, building material, paper etc) they need to be managed over a long period of time as a resource, not just a cash crop. Managed wood lots (via coppicing or rotating harvest plots) have been a prime example of sustainable harvesting for a millennia at minimum.
    Tuna are probably the most problematic food on this list. But even they are a great case of managing stocks rather than outright farming. Creating restocking programs, encouraging feed fish numbers and, in an extreme situation, placing a moratorium on harvests for a set period would a see numbers jump back up to harvest-able levels in very little time (assuming no radical changes in the environment cause a cascade extinction in the tuna's food chain (i.e. die off of base food planktons or algaes then progresses on up to feeder fish and then tuna).

  • Apollo Jetic
    Apollo Jetic Hace 4 días

    "Funj'aye"...

  • david2869
    david2869 Hace 4 días

    Maybe Mom was bidding for the tuna at the same time?

  • Roman Cernega
    Roman Cernega Hace 4 días

    The best solution would be to kill all humans it will work 100%

  • c00k13 m0N5tA
    c00k13 m0N5tA Hace 4 días

    Funny you should mention it... Just finished eating my Blue fin tuna sushi with truffle gratings and huckleberry sauce.

  • George Wilson
    George Wilson Hace 5 días

    Does that make everyone a foodie, everyone eats food

  • La haba
    La haba Hace 5 días +1

    Make a safe, healthy sustainable berry, please.

  • Joshua Smith
    Joshua Smith Hace 5 días

    OMG you live in montana I feel sorry for you i spent just over a year in great falls when i was in the airforce and it was a year too long.

  • dfctomm
    dfctomm Hace 5 días

    France, Spain, and Italy have reforested considerably over the last 100 years. The truffle is going to be just fine. That's the funny thing about lying, even if you believe it's a white lie, once you get caught nobody wants to believe you. Supporters of climate change are routinely caught lying.

  • Lindsay Noble
    Lindsay Noble Hace 5 días

    was hoping Wasabi would be on this list

  • Prjndigo
    Prjndigo Hace 5 días

    I'll betcha the Florida blueberry farms could manage to do Huckleberries.

  • Tomato Friend
    Tomato Friend Hace 6 días

    I live in montana and I can attest to the huckleberry craze. We literally have large huckleberry events

  • Jeramie T
    Jeramie T Hace 6 días

    667 dislikes? All proudly ignorant Americans I'm sure.

  • Jeramie T
    Jeramie T Hace 6 días

    Haaaaaaaank! :)

  • Andy B
    Andy B Hace 6 días

    But can we farm them in our Minecraft mods?

  • Charles Morigeau
    Charles Morigeau Hace 6 días

    Heard here in Montana. Had to like and subscribe to support.

  • The Chugs Boson
    The Chugs Boson Hace 6 días

    We can't farm these foods yet because we haven't asked ilmango for a tutorial.

  • j 101
    j 101 Hace 6 días

    Cool topic, great video, but dunno about that high elevation for huckleberries. Seem to be loads of them at well under 500 feet.

  • Kronaz邪児
    Kronaz邪児 Hace 6 días

    If you don't pronounce it "funjus" then saying "funji" is pretty silly, no?

  • Princess Grouchy
    Princess Grouchy Hace 6 días

    He says funghi, not fun-guy.
    ...Heresy!

  • Ralor Penwat
    Ralor Penwat Hace 7 días

    Wouldn't it be possible to grow at least huckleberries in a climate controlled facility? It's not as if we don't have the means to produce massive facilities of such a nature.

  • lilu globen
    lilu globen Hace 7 días +1

    Stars and food

    • lilu globen
      lilu globen Hace 7 días +1

      🕳

    • lilu globen
      lilu globen Hace 7 días +1

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  • WexMajor82
    WexMajor82 Hace 7 días

    Lab grown food is already happening.
    It will be solved, there are billions at stakes.
    Money is a great motivator to problem solving.

  • culwin
    culwin Hace 8 días

    Hank, I'll be your huckleberry.

  • Dana Coleman
    Dana Coleman Hace 8 días

    Hank=awesome

  • Sparkle Pawz
    Sparkle Pawz Hace 9 días

    I remember reading about how bluefin tuna were so abundant a few decades ago people would commonly spot them in boats and even swim with them but once the US became obsessed with japan they were overfished so badly that the areas where they were commonly seen are now devoid of bluefin.

  • Nate
    Nate Hace 9 días

    The first Bluefin Tuna sale in Japan always goes for a ridiculous price, it’s kind of a tradition. The rest are still very expensive, but not nearly as much as that very first sale.

  • Andy Copland
    Andy Copland Hace 10 días

    Toro is the fatty under belly of the fish. Eat it. It'll change your life.

  • PennyAfNorberg
    PennyAfNorberg Hace 10 días

    Tryffel is growing in sweden

  • /encode
    /encode Hace 10 días

    Capitalism will be the downfall of a human habitable ecosystem. Smdh

  • smittie1911
    smittie1911 Hace 10 días

    @SciShow where are you based out of in Montana? I'm in the northwest corner.

  • Jeff Hill
    Jeff Hill Hace 11 días

    Ever consider that nature does what it needs to do regardless of our demand? I'd like more unicorn meat, but thems the breaks! Some things (sugar?) should remain difficult to obtain no matter how much we want it.

  • HeyItsMayo
    HeyItsMayo Hace 11 días

    I was lucky enough to score a ton of huckleberries at hyalite this summer

  • fft2020
    fft2020 Hace 12 días

    I'LL KEEP DOWNVOTING UNTIL YOU NORMALIZE VOLUME LEVEL WITH OTHER VIDEOS ON ESclips

  • Dj Sickbeatz
    Dj Sickbeatz Hace 12 días

    A huckleberry called me the n word

  • SurfsideKitty Valentin
    SurfsideKitty Valentin Hace 12 días

    nice ice age ref. :3

  • A bunch of goji berries
    A bunch of goji berries Hace 12 días

    Fun-jye?

  • waswestkan
    waswestkan Hace 13 días

    Imagine an overzealous huckleberry harvester sitting in a holding cell asked by a burly biker" "what are you in for?" Human kind needsto learn how to curb its appetite and desires.

  • metamaggot
    metamaggot Hace 13 días

    plot twist..we can farm them but some people want scarcity to make the prices go up

  • Jeremy W
    Jeremy W Hace 13 días

    Do chocolate truffles also grow under trees?

  • Jeremy W
    Jeremy W Hace 13 días

    I didn't realize a huckleberry was an actual berry.

  • David H
    David H Hace 14 días

    Truffle have been FARMED IN TASMANIA for over a decade. Same with tuna and salmon Again incorrect information from this channel.

  • Adam Brooks
    Adam Brooks Hace 15 días +1

    Screw truffles

  • Stooshbag
    Stooshbag Hace 15 días

    Disliked because you said funji

  • Cade Smith
    Cade Smith Hace 15 días

    The way you said fungi made me sneeze