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Monday, 3 January 2011

The Chili Pepper Institute

I came across something exciting today while browsing the web and thought I would share with you all. Did you know that there is an institute dedicaled to the humble chilli pepper!!! See below this quote from their site in the 'about us section' the content of the site is great..... I will have to consider my next holiday plans now...

"The Chile Pepper Institute is an international nonprofit organization devoted to education, research, and archiving information related to Capsicum. Since its inception in 1992, it has been a recognized research institute in the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences at New Mexico State University.

The Institute collaborates with the New Mexico State University Chile Breeding and Genetics Program to preserve chile germplasm, of both cultivated and wild species, and to advance the studies of chile pepper diseases. Furthermore, the Institute seeks to be an authorative source of all types of information regarding Capsicum.

The Institute is housed on the main campus of New Mexico State University, in Gerald Thomas Hall room 265, and is officially known as the Chile Pepper Institute Center for Chile Education."

1 comment:

  1. I didn't know about this, neat! I think the "official" name is kind of funny, but I'm glad they study peppers and pass along the information.