"Depending on whom you ask, anywhere between 75 to 95 percent of our fruit and vegetable varieties have been lost for good."
There are plenty of statistics just as frightening as that one in the new book, The Seed Underground: A Growing Revolution to Save Food. Written by Janisse Ray, a "seed-saver" herself, the book depicts the bleak picture for heirloom variety produce and laments the homogenization of our diets. Read more about the book and what you might do to help rescue disappearing seeds at Grist.
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