Helping the Hungry Feed Themselves is the motto of the The Most Expansive Food Database in the world. This database is accessible and beautiful and is supported by a genuine passion to serve all humanity. Bruce French and his family have collated a wide range of food plants around the world.
“Bruce French, founder of FPI Food Plants International, was living in Papua New Guinea at the time and noticed that many villagers suffered disease and malnutrition, often while surrounded by nutritious food plants.
It wasn’t that they didn’t know anything about their local plants, but there were clearly a lot more edible plants than were readily recognised. Also, there was very little nutritional information available about the plants. Bruce also observed that most of the information taught in agricultural colleges related to temperate plants commonly produced in Western agriculture.
From these humble beginnings, Bruce set out to document the food plants of Papua New Guinea, an effort that soon spread to include the entire world of food plants.” http://foodplantsinternational.com/articles/