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The Seeds of Vegetable Diversity

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Cricket Rakita and Dr. Lee Barnes of the Carolina Farm Stewardship Association believe that vegetable diversity is under threat. As large seed companies buy up smaller seed companies and patent the seeds or genetically alter them, fewer varieties are being grown. With fewer varities of vegetables grown, certain types of heritage vegetables are lost along with their history. Rakita and Barnes discuss the importance of saving seeds to protect diversity, especially the heritage of the Southeast.
Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 24 Issue 10, March 2007, pOnline