24 Feb '12, 1am

Heirloom Seeds: Grow Them Out! | Care2 Healthy Living

Heirloom Seeds: Grow Them Out! | Care2 Healthy Living

Jim Richardson is no scientist. He’s a National Geographic photographer . As such, he got to work on one of the most fascinating, relevant, crucial stories of our times: the preservation of seeds and heirloom animal breeds. The great thing about lay people is that they speak a language that you and I can understand. “Agricultural biodiversity is the most important legacy of mankind,” said Jim Richardson last night at a talk hosted by the Long Now Foundation in San Francisco. I guess that sums it up. Think about it: thousands of plant species and animal breeds created over 10,000 years of agricultural history, designed to match an innumerable diversity of climates, elevations, weather hardships, and pests. All for one purpose only: making sure that we, humans, have food to sustain ourselves. “We kept developing the gene-pool for 9,900 years, and then something happened at t...

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