Our Dwindling Food Variety

As we’ve come to depend on a handful of commercial varieties of fruits and vegetables, thousands of heirloom varieties have disappeared. It’s hard to know exactly how many have been lost over the past century, but a study conducted in 1983 by the Rural Advancement Foundation International gave a clue to the scope of the problem

Our Dwindling Food Variety

As we’ve come to depend on a handful of commercial varieties of fruits and vegetables, thousands of heirloom varieties have disappeared. It’s hard to know exactly how many have been lost over the past century, but a study conducted in 1983 by the Rural Advancement Foundation International gave a clue to the scope of the problem

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    In Winston-Salem, Old Salem helps to support heirloom seeds - more information here.
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    285 varieties of cucumber! If missing out on this doesn’t upset you, I don’t know what will.
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    my dad has actually bought seeds of diversity… things (i don’t know what you call it. stocks isn’t the right word) in my...
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    seeds of diversity canada. seed savers, u.s.a. seed exchanges. do it. grow it. —nb
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    Wow.
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    As we’ve come to depend on a handful of commercial varieties of fruits and vegetables, thousands of heirloom varieties...
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    This is really unbelieveable.
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