Preserving The World's Seed Stocks (Rebroadcast)
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.
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