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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  • SciShow
    SciShow  Bulan Yang lalu +128

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    • Churchill
      Churchill 21 hari yang lalu

      Bible-thumpers... LOL.

    • TheRandom Trio
      TheRandom Trio Bulan Yang lalu

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

    • skankhunt 42
      skankhunt 42 Bulan Yang lalu

      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 Bulan Yang lalu

      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 23 jam yang lalu

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

  • Regenerate THIS
    Regenerate THIS Hari Yang lalu

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

  • Mr Smiff
    Mr Smiff Hari Yang lalu

    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 Hari Yang lalu

    Preserve until the wild plants can sustain demand.

  • Dustin Frank
    Dustin Frank Hari Yang lalu

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

  • J G
    J G Hari Yang lalu

    Hey help me with my chem homework

  • Ian Bergen
    Ian Bergen 2 hari yang lalu

    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 2 hari yang lalu


  • lil' Weeb
    lil' Weeb 2 hari yang lalu

    It's FUNGI not FUNJAI

    • Keallei
      Keallei 2 hari yang lalu

      lil' Weeb hehe I get what you mean.

    • lil' Weeb
      lil' Weeb 2 hari yang lalu +1

      @Keallei it just sounds so wrong...

    • Keallei
      Keallei 2 hari yang lalu

      lil' Weeb both are acceptable.

  • Liubeiwushijiu
    Liubeiwushijiu 2 hari yang lalu +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 2 hari yang lalu +1

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

    • Keallei
      Keallei 2 hari yang lalu

      Buck Dog buckleberry!

  • Eduardo Muntaner Garcia
    Eduardo Muntaner Garcia 3 hari yang lalu

    Stop. Saying. "Funji".

  • ooo top
    ooo top 3 hari yang lalu +1

    U forgot kesar. But still nice video

    • Keallei
      Keallei 2 hari yang lalu +1

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

  • Michael Murphy
    Michael Murphy 3 hari yang lalu

    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 3 hari yang lalu

    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 3 hari yang lalu


  • david2869
    david2869 4 hari yang lalu

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

  • Roman Cernega
    Roman Cernega 4 hari yang lalu

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

    • Robbert Gelderen
      Robbert Gelderen 10 jam yang lalu

      yeah stop destroying the planet, Roman Cernega!

  • c00k13 m0N5tA
    c00k13 m0N5tA 4 hari yang lalu

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

  • George Wilson
    George Wilson 4 hari yang lalu

    Does that make everyone a foodie, everyone eats food

  • La haba
    La haba 4 hari yang lalu +1

    Make a safe, healthy sustainable berry, please.

  • Joshua Smith
    Joshua Smith 5 hari yang lalu

    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 5 hari yang lalu

    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 5 hari yang lalu

    was hoping Wasabi would be on this list

  • Prjndigo
    Prjndigo 5 hari yang lalu

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

  • Tomato Friend
    Tomato Friend 5 hari yang lalu

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

  • Jeramie T
    Jeramie T 5 hari yang lalu

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

  • Jeramie T
    Jeramie T 5 hari yang lalu

    Haaaaaaaank! :)

  • Andy B
    Andy B 5 hari yang lalu

    But can we farm them in our Minecraft mods?

  • Charles Morigeau
    Charles Morigeau 5 hari yang lalu

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

  • The Chugs Boson
    The Chugs Boson 6 hari yang lalu

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

  • j 101
    j 101 6 hari yang lalu

    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 6 hari yang lalu

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

  • Princess Grouchy
    Princess Grouchy 6 hari yang lalu

    He says funghi, not fun-guy.

  • Ralor Penwat
    Ralor Penwat 6 hari yang lalu

    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 7 hari yang lalu +1

    Stars and food

    • lilu globen
      lilu globen 7 hari yang lalu +1


    • lilu globen
      lilu globen 7 hari yang lalu +1


  • WexMajor82
    WexMajor82 7 hari yang lalu

    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 7 hari yang lalu

    Hank, I'll be your huckleberry.

  • Dana Coleman
    Dana Coleman 7 hari yang lalu


  • Sparkle Pawz
    Sparkle Pawz 8 hari yang lalu

    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 9 hari yang lalu

    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 10 hari yang lalu

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

  • PennyAfNorberg
    PennyAfNorberg 10 hari yang lalu

    Tryffel is growing in sweden

  • /encode
    /encode 10 hari yang lalu

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

  • smittie1911
    smittie1911 10 hari yang lalu

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

  • Jeff Hill
    Jeff Hill 11 hari yang lalu

    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 11 hari yang lalu

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

  • fft2020
    fft2020 11 hari yang lalu


  • Dj Sickbeatz
    Dj Sickbeatz 12 hari yang lalu

    A huckleberry called me the n word

  • SurfsideKitty Valentin
    SurfsideKitty Valentin 12 hari yang lalu

    nice ice age ref. :3

  • A bunch of goji berries
    A bunch of goji berries 12 hari yang lalu


  • waswestkan
    waswestkan 12 hari yang lalu

    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 13 hari yang lalu

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

  • Jeremy W
    Jeremy W 13 hari yang lalu

    Do chocolate truffles also grow under trees?

  • Jeremy W
    Jeremy W 13 hari yang lalu

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

  • David H
    David H 14 hari yang lalu

    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 14 hari yang lalu +1

    Screw truffles

  • Stooshbag
    Stooshbag 14 hari yang lalu

    Disliked because you said funji

  • Cade Smith
    Cade Smith 15 hari yang lalu

    The way you said fungi made me sneeze