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

Original story at Civil Eats• 36 mentions • 1 month ago

Civil Eats 1 month 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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09 May
Scoutbee @scout_bee
RT @CivilEats: For seed rebels, saving life’s building blocks has new urgency https://t.co/ih0EvoHxmd https://t.co/LsroLxH7yJ
02 May
Jay Babcock @jaywbabcock
RT @EconofHappiness: The 'open source' #seed movement is growing. Have you got what it takes to be a ‘seed rebel’? https://t.co/7dHPYM2MQl
02 May
Local Futures / EoH @EconofHappiness
The 'open source' #seed movement is growing. Have you got what it takes to be a ‘seed rebel’? https://t.co/7dHPYM2MQl
01 May
Bruce Kunkel @bkunkel3
For Seed Rebels, Saving Life’s Building Blocks Has New Urgency | Civil Eats https://t.co/ZaPyjd4qjI
29 Apr
MdPesticideEdNetwork @MdPesticideNet
More & more gardeners & farmers are "seed rebels": https://t.co/oM68D4bXhP @CivilEats @SaveOurSeeds @seedfreed
29 Apr
ACORN @acornorganic
“Having so few people making decisions about what biodiversity is planted on the agricultural landscape is scary.... https://t.co/K1gQHJ9qxt
27 Apr
Linda Crago @treeandtwig
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26 Apr
USC Canada @USCCanada
Making sure farmers have access to the seeds they need is one reason we're committed to our #Seeds of Survival work! https://t.co/gQcJDqJI9f
26 Apr
Heritage Seeds UK @HeritageSeedsUK
RT @leenorganics: 'For Seed Rebels, Saving Life’s Building Blocks Has New Urgency' Civil Eats - https://t.co/jtE72dQPBp @MadsMcKeever @see…
21 Apr
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RT @magpiewalk: For Seed Rebels, Saving Life’s Building Blocks Has New Urgency | via @CivilEats https://t.co/3iAxaVXFaK
21 Apr
AgroBioDiverse @AgroBioDiverse
RT @magpiewalk: For Seed Rebels, Saving Life’s Building Blocks Has New Urgency | via @CivilEats https://t.co/3iAxaVXFaK
21 Apr
Groundswell @GroundswellInt
'For Seed Rebels, Saving Life’s Building Blocks Has New Urgency' @twyspy https://t.co/m5thbxmTzO via @CivilEats #seedsaving #biodiversity
21 Apr
AFSA @Afsafrica
RT @sbrnnafisa: Awesome article on Open Seed Source Initiative https://t.co/qQlHKxfoQ5 #seedrebel #seedsascommons
21 Apr
Lisa M. Hamilton @HamiltonLisaM
Attn: "Friends of the Freed Seed" @twyspy reports on #OpenSource Seed, aka @OSSeeds. #seeddiversity @foodsecurity https://t.co/YJeftlUGKM
19 Apr
David Wallinga, MD @Food_Dr
RT @cadwego: As seed companies continue to merge, the open-source seed movement steadily takes hold. https://t.co/FRxV8cr4dr @CivilEats #In…
19 Apr
Southern SAWG @SouthernSAWG
RT @cadwego: As seed companies continue to merge, the open-source seed movement steadily takes hold. https://t.co/FRxV8cr4dr @CivilEats #In…
19 Apr
Over Grow The System @OverGrowSystem
“The real power of the Gene Giants comes when they can’t just prevent you from growing seeds, but when there... https://t.co/qtFbRtO9L7
18 Apr
Valerie Ward @vw_ward
As seed industry consolidates, saving life’s building blocks has new urgency https://t.co/4QFwxO63kE
18 Apr
Daniel Klein @perennialplate
'For Seed Rebels, Saving Life’s Building Blocks Has New Urgency' via Civil Eats - https://t.co/vjfLyhRE1H
18 Apr
Food Secure Canada @FoodSecureCAN
For Seed Rebels, Saving Life’s Building Blocks Has New Urgency https://t.co/volinZpD9s via @CivilEats #seeds… https://t.co/M5D4nn5gAn
18 Apr
Nat'l Ag Law Center @nataglaw
'For Seed Rebels, Saving Life’s Building Blocks Has New Urgency' via Civil Eats - https://t.co/RE4PjpDQ2Q
18 Apr
Earth Eats @eartheats
#goodwork As seed industry consolidates, open source breeders hope to preserve some important varieties https://t.co/UWjmoxvlRn @CivilEats
18 Apr
Helsing Junction CSA @HelsingFarmCSA
For Seed Rebels, Saving Life’s Building Blocks Has New Urgency | Civil Eats https://t.co/iCFWYbALl6
18 Apr
White Oak Gourmet @WhiteOakGourmet
RT @sustainableag: To save our nation's family farms, we must first take back control of our seed supply: https://t.co/sK2yFyOqcA via @Civi…
18 Apr
Kristyn NanlalKhetia @Kaenkay
'For Seed Rebels, Saving Life’s Building Blocks Has New Urgency' via @CivilEats - https://t.co/e7D0AG0drk
18 Apr
Ricardo Salvador @cadwego
For Seed Rebels, Saving Life’s Building Blocks Has New Urgency | Civil Eats https://t.co/CWEhvEnsgy
17 Apr
American Spring Bomz @SeedBomz4Change
'For Seed Rebels, Saving Life’s Building Blocks Has New Urgency' https://t.co/3WBegDPy0r
17 Apr
Naomi Starkman @NaomiStarkman
RT @IndependentLens: Preserving a handful of important seed varieties for farms of the future. https://t.co/AtN4cyRNNb #IndieLensPBS @Seed_…
17 Apr
Independent Lens|PBS @IndependentLens
Preserving a handful of important seed varieties for farms of the future. https://t.co/AtN4cyRNNb #IndieLensPBS @Seed_TheMovie (@CivilEats)
17 Apr
twilight greenaway @twyspy
As seed companies continue their merger landslide, the open-source seed movement has also been steadily taking hold: https://t.co/mwSIJjCShI
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
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17 Apr
FoodFarm-NewOrleans @NOFFN
For Seed Rebels, Saving Life’s Building Blocks Has New Urgency: https://t.co/e7Apcwt8tI