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Problem of monoculture (lingua originale)

  Giovedì, 17 Maggio, 2018 - 13:30

A loss of diversity in any ecological system is associated with a reduction in resiliency, this is the case in agriculture as well as ecology. We can mourn the lost sturdy landrace cattle and sheep able to withstand high alpine or desert conditions, as well as the little blue potatoes tolerant of drought and blight, or we can embrace the challenge to reverse the trend.

The solution to the problem of monoculture and monopoly practices, is the emergence of new producers, new varieties, active breeders and active savers of open pollenated varieties. That is what we learn about in this video. Adaptive Seeds is a new company run by two passionate young farmers, and it’s just one of the dozens of new start-up seed companies committed to rebuilding our agricultural biodiversity, and especially regionally adapted varieties.  To expand the genetic diversity and choice of seeds available to farmers and gardeners alike, is to expand production of a wide range of healthy varieties available to farmers and eaters. Adaptive Seeds has led the way by saving, preserving, growing, breeding, and distributing seeds from around the world, but especially those adapted to the unique growing conditions of the pacific northwest where they live and work.

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