Why Can't We Farm These Foods Yet?

  • čas přidán 16. 09. 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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Komentáře • 1 767

  • SciShow
    SciShow  Před měsícem +131

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    • Churchill
      Churchill Před 23 dny

      Bible-thumpers... LOL.

    • TheRandom Trio
      TheRandom Trio Před měsícem

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

    • skankhunt 42
      skankhunt 42 Před měsícem

      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 Před měsícem

      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. ;) ;)

  • Kaheri stevens
    Kaheri stevens Před 15 hodinami

    If the fishers fished less they would catch more. Its really dumb that they cant see that.

  • Java
    Java Před dnem

    The way he speaks about truffles makes them seem like small, fluffy, adorable animals.

  • Kyra Zimmer
    Kyra Zimmer Před dnem

    "animals with not enough space to survive survive less" things that apparently require scientific studies...

  • Torex Inc.
    Torex Inc. Před 2 dny

    Ah yes, I love a good fuJi

  • Amy G
    Amy G Před 2 dny

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

  • Regenerate THIS
    Regenerate THIS Před 2 dny

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

  • Mr Smiff
    Mr Smiff Před 3 dny

    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 Před 3 dny

    Preserve until the wild plants can sustain demand.

  • Dustin Frank
    Dustin Frank Před 3 dny

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

  • J G
    J G Před 3 dny

    Hey help me with my chem homework

  • Ian Bergen
    Ian Bergen Před 4 dny

    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 Před 4 dny


  • lil' Weeb
    lil' Weeb Před 4 dny

    It's FUNGI not FUNJAI

    • Keallei
      Keallei Před 3 dny

      lil' Weeb hehe I get what you mean.

    • lil' Weeb
      lil' Weeb Před 4 dny +1

      @Keallei it just sounds so wrong...

    • Keallei
      Keallei Před 4 dny

      lil' Weeb both are acceptable.

  • Liubeiwushijiu
    Liubeiwushijiu Před 4 dny +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 Před 4 dny +1

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

    • Keallei
      Keallei Před 4 dny

      Buck Dog buckleberry!

  • Eduardo Muntaner Garcia

    Stop. Saying. "Funji".

  • ooo top
    ooo top Před 5 dny +1

    U forgot kesar. But still nice video

    • Keallei
      Keallei Před 4 dny +1

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

  • Syrkyth
    Syrkyth Před 5 dny

    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 Před 5 dny


  • david2869
    david2869 Před 5 dny

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

  • Roman Cernega
    Roman Cernega Před 5 dny

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

  • c00k13 m0N5tA
    c00k13 m0N5tA Před 6 dny

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

  • George Wilson
    George Wilson Před 6 dny

    Does that make everyone a foodie, everyone eats food

  • La haba
    La haba Před 6 dny +1

    Make a safe, healthy sustainable berry, please.

  • Joshua Smith
    Joshua Smith Před 6 dny

    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 Před 6 dny

    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 Před 6 dny

    was hoping Wasabi would be on this list

  • Prjndigo
    Prjndigo Před 7 dny

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

  • Tomato Friend
    Tomato Friend Před 7 dny

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

  • Jeramie T
    Jeramie T Před 7 dny

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

  • Jeramie T
    Jeramie T Před 7 dny

    Haaaaaaaank! :)

  • Andy B
    Andy B Před 7 dny

    But can we farm them in our Minecraft mods?

  • Charles Morigeau
    Charles Morigeau Před 7 dny

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

  • The Chugs Boson
    The Chugs Boson Před 7 dny

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

  • j 101
    j 101 Před 7 dny

    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 Před 8 dny

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

  • Princess Grouchy
    Princess Grouchy Před 8 dny

    He says funghi, not fun-guy.

  • Ralor Penwat
    Ralor Penwat Před 8 dny

    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 Před 9 dny +1

    Stars and food

    • lilu globen
      lilu globen Před 9 dny +1


    • lilu globen
      lilu globen Před 9 dny +1


  • WexMajor82
    WexMajor82 Před 9 dny

    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 Před 9 dny

    Hank, I'll be your huckleberry.

  • Dana Coleman
    Dana Coleman Před 9 dny


  • Sparkle Pawz
    Sparkle Pawz Před 10 dny

    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 Před 11 dny

    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 Před 11 dny

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

  • PennyAfNorberg
    PennyAfNorberg Před 12 dny

    Tryffel is growing in sweden

  • /encode
    /encode Před 12 dny

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

  • smittie1911
    smittie1911 Před 12 dny

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

  • Jeff Hill
    Jeff Hill Před 12 dny

    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 Před 12 dny

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

  • fft2020
    fft2020 Před 13 dny


  • Dj Sickbeatz
    Dj Sickbeatz Před 13 dny

    A huckleberry called me the n word

  • SurfsideKitty Valentin
    SurfsideKitty Valentin Před 14 dny

    nice ice age ref. :3

  • A bunch of goji berries


  • waswestkan
    waswestkan Před 14 dny

    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 Před 15 dny

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

  • Jeremy W
    Jeremy W Před 15 dny

    Do chocolate truffles also grow under trees?

  • Jeremy W
    Jeremy W Před 15 dny

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

  • David H
    David H Před 16 dny

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