27 Feb '12, 9am

How to Make Food "Genetic Diversity" Easy to Understand

How to Make Food "Genetic Diversity" Easy to Understand

This past weekend the Chicago Botanic Garden hosted Diane Ott Whealy, co-founder of Seed Savers Exchange , and author of her recently published memoir, Gathering , who spoke about the history of the seed preservation organization she helped found. While there was a lot of interesting ground covered, one thing she mentioned has resonated with me that I wanted to share. Terms like “GMO ,” “food security ,” “food justice,” “genetic diversity,” and “monocultures ” get tossed around a lot. But do they even mean anything to the average person? Do they resonate with anyone who can go to their local supermarket and buy apples, tomatoes, and strawberries any day of the week-any month of the year? How can there be food insecurity when you can pull up to a drive-thru and order off of a dollar menu? For those of us who are interested in helping people understand the issue of genetic d...

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