We have a vague sense that species are dying, and that GMOs might be less safe than their developers claim, but so far the grocery store keeps supplying food, and we have other things to worry about.
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Saving seeds doesn't only help improve agricultural biodiversity, but helps farmers and researchers find varieties of crops that grow better in different regions, especially as the impacts of climate change become evident.
Seed Savers has blossomed into a 13,000-member nonprofit whose mission is to preserve and spread heirloom (nonhybrid, that is) vegetables, fruits, herbs, and flowers by exchanging and selling seeds.
In these days of global corporations writing agriculture and energy policy, it is vital that we draw a line in the soil.
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