We Used To Have 307 Kinds Of Corn. Guess How Many Are Left? | Occupy Monsanto

A startling look at the reduction of biodiversity today compared to less than a hundred years ago.  The result of selective breeding for maximum yields and corporate influences on small American farmers to buy mass-produced seeds.  The bottom line is to buy local and encourage your farmers to grown less common varieties.  This also protects our food supply by reducing the effects if one species becomes infected by fungus or pests.  The uninfected species will insure us with enough food in the event of that a species is wiped out.  It will also prevent  pests and fungus from growing out of control.   You know the saying;  don’t put all your eggs in the same basket definitely applies here.

 

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We Used To Have 307 Kinds Of Corn. Guess How Many Are Left? | Occupy Monsanto.

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