12:00am

Wed July 11, 2012
Seed biodiversity

Today on Your Call: What is at stake with the loss of seed biodiversity?

On today's Your Call we’ll have a conversation with Janisse Ray, author of “The Seed Underground: A Growing Revolution to Save Food.”  Of the thousands of seed varieties available at the turn of the 20th century, 94 percent have been lost — forever.  “And the less biodiverse any system is,” says Ray, “the greater the potential for its collapse.”  So how can we save the seeds we have left?  Join us at 10am PST or leave a comment here.  What is your relationship to seeds? It’s Your Call with Rose Aguilar, and you.

Guests:

Janisse Ray, author of “The Seed Underground: A Growing Revolution to Save Food” 

Matthew Dillon, director of Seed Matters

Jim Gerritsen, organic seed farmer in northern Maine and one of the plaintiffs in a lawsuit against Monsanto

Patrick O’Connor, coordinator of the Bay Area Seed Interchange Library

Resources:

Chelsea Green: The Seed Underground

Seed Matters

Bay Area Seed Interchange Library (BASIL)

Richmond Grows Seed

Seed Folks

Backyard Seed Bank 

Biosafety Alliance

Oakland Institute

UCSC Demeter Seed Saving

The Seed Library Social Network

The Greenhorns

Live Oak Grange Hall-- Seed Co-op

Food First: Seed Lending Libraries: Empowered Communities Take Control of their Genetic Resources

 

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