Why Can't We Farm These Foods Yet?

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  • Апублікавана 16 Врс 2019
  • 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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  • SciShow
    SciShow  8 месяцаў таму +229

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    • Steve Chance
      Steve Chance 6 дзён таму

      That tuna price is not representative on the actual price of tuna. The first tuna fish of the season is a status symbol in Japan and is always bid up as it is prestigious to acquire it. This is also true for fruit in Japan.

    • Justin Sander
      Justin Sander 2 месяцы таму

      There is a man who passed away named Doc Thompson. You likely wont agree with his political point of view however that's not why I mention him. Doc was the absolute master of the in broadcast advert Segway. He would have you leaning into the radio waiting to see what he was talking about like he was describing an important news announcement or vital piece of information only for it to lead to a sponsorship advert.

      This kind of clean transition is very rare to hear now days and if you wanted to master it your self his old shows are a good way to do that.

    • ender_slayer3
      ender_slayer3 3 месяцы таму

      climate change is not the fault of humanity, I call it "climate normalizing" considering that we are exiting an ice age, and the fact that it was warmer in the time of the early Roman empire than it is today confirms this

    • Horacio Toad
      Horacio Toad 3 месяцы таму

      @99smite yes, you are right-there are truffle farms in N Carolina and Oregon. The huckleberry needs are way more complex, mysterious, yet understood here in Montana.

    • Horacio Toad
      Horacio Toad 3 месяцы таму

      Terrible, inexact, inaccurate explanations, especially the huckleberry.

  • Alfie Alexander
    Alfie Alexander 3 години таму


  • Marvsarchangel Amparo
    Marvsarchangel Amparo 18 годин таму

    Did he just say funji?

  • Marco Puchetti
    Marco Puchetti 19 годин таму

    Why, why would he say funji

  • lagg field
    lagg field Дзень таму


  • Van Hovey
    Van Hovey Дзень таму

    Leftist nonsense. Climate is NOT warming.

  • Brad B.
    Brad B. Дзень таму

    You can eat almost anything.

  • Justin Moore
    Justin Moore Дзень таму

    Talking to turd factories to exchange unlimited read access for removing write edit privileges is not my department. You all seem to not understand how this works.

  • Divaagar Pavalakumar
    Divaagar Pavalakumar Дзень таму

    I thought the sponsor is curiosity stream when you said the word curiosity :)

  • Sirellyn Y
    Sirellyn Y 2 дні таму

    People argue that humans are horrible to the environment. But we are also BY FAR the best custodians of the planet ever. We are bringing back extinct species and preserving species that would have died out naturally (Panda bears, I'm looking at you.)
    There are amazing stories that people seem to gloss over when talking about the "horrors". The tree line in Africa for example.
    We aren't all good or bad, but there is a hell of a lot of good people seem to just ignore.

  • Mr . frog
    Mr . frog 2 дні таму +1

    I remember the first time I heard the word berries I thought it was the most tasty thing in the world then I tried them and was not impressed they taste like a weak grape

  • Simple Father
    Simple Father 3 дні таму

    Please stop saying climate change and science in the same sentence

  • domo mitsune
    domo mitsune 3 дні таму

    I wonder if genetically modifying these Foods would help the issue at hand. The only solution for the Truffle would be to plant more trees honestly. As for the tuna, unless you could set a few Acres of water strictly for them to breed, he doesn't look great for them. There is a solution for the Huckleberry though, cross breeding.

  • Ryan Christensen
    Ryan Christensen 3 дні таму

    If you ever find yourself in West Yellowstone MT:
    Running Bear Pancake House
    Buckwheat Pancakes
    Both Maple and Huckleberry Syrup mixed together on top.
    I know people who crave it a decade later after trying that only once.
    And no, I don't own the place. I don't even live there anymore.

  • Dan
    Dan 4 дні таму

    Fish larvae? Never heard of that before

  • Runewolf 77
    Runewolf 77 4 дні таму

    If they find a way to farm these it would save these things from extinction.

  • Toothy
    Toothy 4 дні таму

    so GMOs can be more environmentally friendly than we initially thought! thats great news!

  • caocaoli1
    caocaoli1 4 дні таму +1

    ??. What how so iv grown huckleberries perfectly fine

  • none given
    none given 4 дні таму

    I wouldn't worry about chasing the premium product.. 99% of the time it's. Nothing more than very good marketing. Ie iPhone isn't premium x5 over Android.. They hired influencers gave them free phones. Meanwhile users sometimes discover their library &data is not really theirs.. Websites even chanrge more $ to Apple customers because they will pay higher. Apple products are like Disney people & Android people are like Lego people.

  • Cpt Otis
    Cpt Otis 4 дні таму

    Wasabi is notoriously fickle to grow.

  • Rsamom Rsamom
    Rsamom Rsamom 4 дні таму

    I know it is not a food per se, but it used in food and meds etc. It is also hard to cultivate. Saffron.

  • PhiendishPhlox
    PhiendishPhlox 4 дні таму

    Europeans: You cultivated huckleberries??
    Native Americans: What, like it's hard?

  • Eva that bitch
    Eva that bitch 5 дзён таму

    i mean som emushrooms go for 100's an ounce my dealer wont go under $250

  • MetaShock
    MetaShock 5 дзён таму +1

    This isn’t true man there’s like 7 huckleberry bushes behind my house

  • WestWindReborn
    WestWindReborn 6 дзён таму

    They're growing the muscle cells of cows for meat, why not bluefin tuna?

  • Dr. Wompus
    Dr. Wompus 7 дзён таму

    Where are the morel mushrooms???

  • Alisha Nagy
    Alisha Nagy 7 дзён таму

    shows a picture of a jackfruit
    doesn't mention jackfruits

  • Gary Vee
    Gary Vee 9 дзён таму

    Truffle farms in Tasmania and Western Australia..., grown under oak trees.

  • MaskHero Zo
    MaskHero Zo 9 дзён таму

    Most delicious food grow or raise slow. We are stuck to cow,pig, and chickens depending on where we from.

  • Sambojin Bojin-Sam
    Sambojin Bojin-Sam 10 дзён таму

    4:35 Somewhere in Australia there is a climate like anywhere else in the world, but possibly more-so, or "better", for farming.
    We have a company called "The Truffle Farm". Where I work (a high-rise), there is a woman who's business is named "The Truffle Lady", who's job it is to deliver truffles from a farm/ market, to chefs in nice cafes/ restaurants/ some pubs (Steampunk on the Gold Coast has truffle shavings on their chicken potato croquettes for instance. It's just a topping here).
    I think you might be wrong about truffles. They certainly *can be farmed* , in Australia.

    • Sambojin Bojin-Sam
      Sambojin Bojin-Sam 10 дзён таму

      And yes, the beaches are open, even in Surfers Paradise. Jelly?
      And the more picturesque Burleigh:

    • Sambojin Bojin-Sam
      Sambojin Bojin-Sam 10 дзён таму

      Remember, it's Australian dollar prices, so it's a bit cheaper than it looks.
      Croquettes, near the bottom of the page, with truffle bites / shavings. Nom nom nom.
      And the bar itself:
      (yep, Australia beat Covid-19, and with bookings, and certain amounts of enforced distancing, pubs/ restaurants are doing business again! We won! Sweet :)
      Try the potato croquettes and the chicken nibble tray. They're both delicious x)

  • Dal Niente
    Dal Niente 10 дзён таму +1

    I feel like maybe these are signs that we shouldn’t be eating these foods. Especially to extinction...

  • The Ranting Hick
    The Ranting Hick 11 дзён таму

    I wonder if we have a different kind of Huckleberry or some thing here. Im way below mountain altitude and they grow in almost every ditch in a lot of areas.

  • mateus oliveira
    mateus oliveira 13 дзён таму +1


  • bobaddaski
    bobaddaski 14 дзён таму

    You forgot wasabi

  • Payton Lott
    Payton Lott 14 дзён таму

    they can farm psychedelic truffles

  • David Hughes
    David Hughes 14 дзён таму

    Even common everyday plants like cherry trees, grapes, garlic, coffee take a long time to develop before anything can be harvested.

  • DrMossydog
    DrMossydog 14 дзён таму +4

    We're going to literally eat - and pollute - ourselves out of house and home. But it's ok, because only humans have a soul...

  • Marko Apatovic
    Marko Apatovic 15 дзён таму

    04:08 Spawn more Overlords

  • ChilledDropstep
    ChilledDropstep 17 дзён таму +1

    This Guy really saying “funjai”

  • MangaIsMyLife
    MangaIsMyLife 17 дзён таму

    My aunts and grandma all have truffles in their backyard

  • Habit
    Habit 18 дзён таму

    0:17 THERE IS A HAIR on that food

  • chad Jones
    chad Jones 19 дзён таму

    GTFO this guy is from Montana

  • Nomannice
    Nomannice 19 дзён таму

    God truffles are so good. Sooooooo good

  • Commander Waluigi
    Commander Waluigi 19 дзён таму

    The update haven't come out yet, that's why.

  • Frank Chen
    Frank Chen 20 дзён таму

    they're in the "undiscovered" egg group

  • Overton Hallford
    Overton Hallford 20 дзён таму

    Huckleberries grow in my yard, and i live on the coast.

  • Jim Wahl
    Jim Wahl 20 дзён таму

    Confused. The Japanese raise Bluefin from egg to maturity by-clips.com/video/xSDTjREQ2do/відэа.html

  • Arachnicution
    Arachnicution 21 дзень таму

    Humans take and take until there's nothing left. Enjoy these things while you can.

  • kao the numberblocks fan 2019
    kao the numberblocks fan 2019 22 дні таму +1

    Truffles are easy to grow. You just need the right climate because they can grow them by the boatload in China. Before you ask, the answer is NO...you will NOT be able to tell the difference between China and European Truffles. The European imports and use the China Truffles as their own but resells it to suckers at European prices.

  • Linze Li
    Linze Li 22 дні таму

    Both north and south bluefin tuna are actually farmable.

  • The Banana Republic
    The Banana Republic 22 дні таму

    Tell this to a minecrafter, they farm *everything*

  • zistorbar
    zistorbar 22 дні таму

    au pifomètre avant de voir a vidéo, parcequ'on est trop plein de détergent

  • Jess Piedra
    Jess Piedra 22 дні таму

    "FUN JAI" WUT?🤔

  • tsimahei
    tsimahei 23 дні таму

    Huckleberries? Bkueberries? Two separate species not closely related. If you mean blueberries, you can get varieties that will grow anywhere but Zone 1 or the desert. There are varieties which can grow in Florida on sandy calcium soil. Small bushes like a lot of snow, high bushes don't. both do best with a heavy woody mulch. my sisters raise some. Bought two-year-old plants and got berries the next year.
    Truffles are commercially grown in the US Northwest. Spore is in symbiosis with that type of tree it was found growing under.

  • Gayleen Froese
    Gayleen Froese 23 дні таму

    People say huckleberries are the same as Saskatoons, but people grow Saskatoons on farms without much trouble. There are even U Pick farms for them.

  • EightSeven6
    EightSeven6 23 дні таму

    to think that a species existence could literally benefit from that species' ability of being slaughtered

  • Dark Vulcan
    Dark Vulcan 24 дні таму

    Because we don't have enough drop rate, and we don't one shot the monsters in most of those areas

  • Caarcrinolaas
    Caarcrinolaas 24 дні таму +2

    3:16 it sounds almost like you're talking about cetaceans like whales and dolphin, but humans have no problems keeping them in tanks that are millions of times smaller than their natural habitat which harm their normal life cycle

    • Toothy
      Toothy 4 дні таму

      i'm not arguing for whales in captivity, i personally think its torture to the animals, but i think he meant in the context of farming their young to raise and consume, not for display like in the case of whales. since we don't put whales on tanks to cultivate and consume them en masse
      either way, if an animal cannot live happily in a tank, do not put them in there

  • himalayanknight
    himalayanknight 25 дзён таму

    Australian and Chinese truffle farmers laughing. XD

  • Benny Gundlach
    Benny Gundlach 25 дзён таму

    I believe the correct term for baby fish is "fry." Larva implies a sort of fundamental transformation (shedding an exoskeleton, growing legs, sprouting wings, etc) that fish don't do. Yes, the proportions of the fry are different from the adult, but for the most part, they simply grow.

  • HeyGuy4321
    HeyGuy4321 26 дзён таму

    Truffles are being farmed now and successfully

  • Desert Dog
    Desert Dog 26 дзён таму

    Mmm, truffle butter

  • Louie Horwood
    Louie Horwood 26 дзён таму +1

    With the berries why try to cover them?
    We could just keep the warm by farming them indoors.

    • Toothy
      Toothy 4 дні таму

      he also mentioned that the soil conditions need to be just right, and as someone who volunteers on a farm, i gotta tell you that no matter how much you try to nourish soil, either in a plot or in the ground, it is EXTREMELY difficult to get it right. so difficult that for a picky plant like a huckleberry it probably isnt worth it when you could just grow blueberries instead.
      which is why they're trying to hybridize it.

  • evl kenevl
    evl kenevl 27 дзён таму +2

    Good to know we'll all have more truffles once the ice caps have melted. :)

  • Rob Babcock
    Rob Babcock 27 дзён таму

    Huckleberries are okay but probably one of the most overrated foods around. If they weren't so hard to grow/find no one would care. About the only time I'll eat them is off the bush while I'm hiking or camping. I'm a chef living in Montana and you gotta have 'em on everything or people freak out. Chokecherries have more flavor and blueberries are a good substitute. Buffalo Berries are much better but far less well known.

  • penn707
    penn707 27 дзён таму

    Tuna need a lot of room to grow.
    Veal cow- “Hold my beer”

  • penn707
    penn707 27 дзён таму

    Charlie the Tuna

  • penn707
    penn707 27 дзён таму

    Huckleberry Hound

  • rishi khandelwal
    rishi khandelwal 27 дзён таму

    U should ask illmango

  • tyraelpl
    tyraelpl 27 дзён таму

    So much science and smart things said... Yet still ounces are used and funghi are mispronounced. There is no 'gee' sound in there. Seriously, things like that make me think that these episodes are rushed and poorly researched.

  • Specter
    Specter 28 дзён таму

    But truffle farms exist

  • John Wascavage
    John Wascavage 28 дзён таму

    I used to enjoy huckleberry picking; it was a way of life. Those deliciously sweet/tart berries make the best pies.

  • magnvss
    magnvss 28 дзён таму

    What we can't farm, we will imitate close to perfection, given enough time and new technologies (if we survive as a species and given that with every century we crack open the mysteries of what make them particular). That's the history of most of what we eat, anyways.

  • Eclispestar
    Eclispestar 29 дзён таму

    Well we can just eat all the Tuna till it's gone. Imagine the prices for the last few wild.big ones. 10s-100s of millions of $$$.
    Take wat ya can give nothing back yarrr

  • Bob The Builder
    Bob The Builder 29 дзён таму

    It's cold asf

  • Penguin Hunter
    Penguin Hunter 29 дзён таму +2

    I remember one of truffle varient being taught to cultivate under trees... in my younger years by my grandfather.
    I think i take about 1 month before we can harvest them. They are less valuable varient but at least it is a start.

  • DemolitionDevon
    DemolitionDevon 29 дзён таму

    My parents have four mature and LARGE huckleberry bushes on their property! I had no idea how rare they were until I moved away from home. They were small red huckleberries, more tart than sweet, but soooooo delicious. We always had enough to make pies and jams, and plenty for me to snack on while I played outside in the woods. One of the biggest was at the foot of my treehouse! Their house is only at 600ft above sea level, too. Which isn't high enough for winter-long snow blankets. The Seattle area just isn't cold enough for that. But we also rarely hit freezing temps in the winter and only for a few days at a time, usually. Huckleberries for the win!

  • Jasper Shepherd Smith
    Jasper Shepherd Smith 29 дзён таму

    No. Melange is the spice of life.

  • Phi
    Phi Месяц таму

    Is there anyone who isn't living in poverty that actually eat to fill his or her stomach, and not because they enjoy it? I know I have mastered the skill of spending hours each day either eating something I enjoy (I'm vegan though) or sipping coffee. I'm not fat either, I just take time so I get to enjoy the food more. Truffles, I definetly enjoy.

  • Jimmy Sturdevant
    Jimmy Sturdevant Месяц таму

    You are from Montana too!!!!!!

  • jazz2941
    jazz2941 Месяц таму

    I have to point out that there are many truffle farms and they aren't that hard to grow. Our first hectare started producing after only 3 years. It is expensive initially but once you have producing trees they tend to continue to produce for many years. We are based in Australia, and I know there are many farms in northern Spain. This is all about the 'French black truffle', the white truffle on the other hand hasn't been successfully farmed.

  • Daffa
    Daffa Месяц таму


  • Ned DeLamatre
    Ned DeLamatre Месяц таму

    There's a Paw Paw festival near Athens Ohio every fall.

  • Zeron Zemesh
    Zeron Zemesh Месяц таму


  • hang da clown
    hang da clown Месяц таму

    thought this was a video from the weird fruit explorer at first

  • Ron Ruddick
    Ron Ruddick Месяц таму

    We haven't really tried yet

  • Jose Roman
    Jose Roman Месяц таму

    Why not use hydroponics for huckleberry? You can control every aspect then...

  • mlq1718
    mlq1718 Месяц таму


  • Bill Kong
    Bill Kong Месяц таму


  • Venator-Class Star Destroyer -
    Venator-Class Star Destroyer - Месяц таму

    Wouldn't growing tuna tissue in the lab be the best approach to get more tuna?

  • tufan075
    tufan075 Месяц таму

    I love that these guys use the metric system!

  • Zoe H
    Zoe H Месяц таму

    He missed the opportunity to call the huckleberry and blueberry hybrid a "bluckleberry"

  • FuTwo10
    FuTwo10 Месяц таму

    This has been on my recommended for a week now. I decided to watch it as an ad.

  • kyle spejewski
    kyle spejewski Месяц таму

    i lived in wyoming for a month, huckleberry is so damn good. its the flavor of a grape with this brightness and sweetness of a grape

  • nightlightabcd
    nightlightabcd Месяц таму

    Shouldn't the question be, why would you want to?

  • John Coffey
    John Coffey Месяц таму

    The Earth has only warmed up one degree Celsius in 140 years.

  • TheReaverKane
    TheReaverKane Месяц таму

    Man... 10 years till harvest, sounds like a lot, right? Well, traditional cork farming takes 25 years till the first extraction (which is basically useless), and roughly 43 years till the cork is viable for producing, well, corks... Also if you think that most fruit trees take around 5-10 years to mature, waiting 10 years for the first truffle, isn't that big of a deal, really.

  • SilentBudgie
    SilentBudgie Месяц таму +1

    When will we learn how to farm the most dangerous livestock: man?

    • Rsamom Rsamom
      Rsamom Rsamom 4 дні таму

      No i think we have perfected that. To the point that some feel we heve an oversupply.

  • Sheenie The Cat
    Sheenie The Cat Месяц таму

    How about this one for size? How about we stop cultivating everything and stop demanding everything? Just let nature have its own way.

  • Azuel Zorro
    Azuel Zorro Месяц таму