Black currant fruit hanging in a cluster off a twig with leaves.
Clusters of ripe Black Curants hanging from fruiting twigs. (St. John, James. 2022. Ribes hudsonianum (northern black currant) (Fairbanks-Livengood area, Alaska, USA). Flickr. Accessed October 27, 2022

Why is the black currant so popular in Europe and almost non-existent in North America? A recent blog post from the US Law Library of Congress discusses the link between cultural taste preferences and the local ecosystem, the importance of protecting desirable forest products, and the law.

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