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Biodiversity in our food supply is dwindling, but what can we do to preserve it?

Food Biodiversity Loss Since Early 1900s

Biodiversity in our food supply is dwindling, but what can we do to preserve it?

At the turn of last century, farmers and gardeners could choose from hundreds of varieties of seeds to grow various food plants. Today, those numbers have dwindled to as little as 12.

Gathering: A Life Spent Saving Our Seeds From Extinction

Thanks to the dedication of a few individuals who spent almost every waking moment devoted to saving our agricultural heritage by saving seeds, the tragic loss of that diversity is being mitigated. Gathering, Memoir of a Seed Saver, is the autobiography of Diane Ott Whealy, co-founder of Seed Savers Exchange. It is the story of her life and commitment to saving the seeds of literally thousands of unique edible plants, to ensure that they and their stories would not disappear forever.

Penn State Receives Grant to Study Organic Farming

It is suspected that planting fields containing a variety of crops is more efficient at warding off pests and disease compared to monoculture, which is a big argument for shifting towards organic farming, but it has not been well-studied. A recent grant will fund the study of biodiverse crop covers, and this is big step …

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