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Preserving The World's Seed Stocks (Rebroadcast)

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Tanner Latham
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WFAE
Seeds at Renfrow Hardware

At the turn of the Twentieth Century, there were over 7 thousand seed varieties available to farmers and gardeners. Today, 94 percent of those seeds are gone - forever. Not only does that mean less variety but it also makes a food disaster like the Irish potato famine, exponentially more likely. We learn about seed savers, seed exchanges and seed bankers working to save the world's supply of seeds.

Guests

David Blackley - Owner, Renfrow Hardware Store

Peter Reinhart - Chef-On-Assignment, Johnson and Wales University

Janisse Ray - Author, The Seed Underground: A Growing Revolution to Save Food