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For Seed Rebels, Saving Life’s Building Blocks Has New Urgency

Original story at Civil Eats• 5 mentions • 7 days ago

Civil Eats 7 days ago

 
A few years back, Carol Deppe, a retired geneticist and plant breeder, started selling and giving away seeds as an act of revolt. Deppe, like gardeners and farmers around the country, had been accustomed to saving the seeds from her garden crops at the end of the harvest season to plant the following spring. But a growing percent of commercially available seeds had begun to be sold as hybrids, meaning they were bred to grow well and produce high yields for a single season. So saving the seeds was pointless because the next generation was genetically unstable, and wouldn’t produce ...
 
 
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17 Apr
NSAC @sustainableag
To save our nation's family farms, we must first take back control of our seed supply: https://t.co/sK2yFyOqcA via @CivilEats @twyspy
17 Apr
Civil Eats @CivilEats
Meet the open source seed breeders working to preserve important varieties for the farms of the future. https://t.co/rRvOCyoC4Y @twyspy
17 Apr
GMWatch @GMWatch
As the Seed Industry Consolidates, Saving Life’s Building Blocks Has New Urgency https://t.co/KZDxGDglG6 #seeds https://t.co/nhwkSvT5Nx
17 Apr
Dallas Cohousing @DallasCohousing
CivilEats: For Seed Rebels, Saving Life’s Building Blocks Has New Urgency https://t.co/xwSblwn4On
17 Apr
FoodFarm-NewOrleans @NOFFN
For Seed Rebels, Saving Life’s Building Blocks Has New Urgency: https://t.co/e7Apcwt8tI