Saving the Seed: Genetic Diversity and European Agriculture

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Genetic diversity is essential to the security of agriculture. Without the availability of a wide range of plant varieties and the genetic resources they contain, crops cannot adapt to combat the ever-changing threats of pests, diseases and climatic change. Yet, with the increasing industrialisation of modern agriculture, farming has become a business which centres on a handful of new, genetically similar 'super seeds'. Plants must evolve in order to survive, but modern agriculture has replaced diversity with uniformity, ...

Saving the Seed: Genetic diversity and European agriculture 2009, Earthscan Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9781849710206

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Saving the Seed: Genetic Diversity and European Agriculture 1992, Earthscan Publications, London, England

ISBN-13: 9781853831508

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