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A grim infographic from National Geographic on dwindling seed diversity. It should be noted that there's some dispute over these findings. While there may still be a huge number of seeds to choose from, the diversity of what’s actually planted the ground has shrunk in the past one hundred years.
I wish I had more space to garden and work on seedsaving... In the last 80 years, we lost 93% of variety In our food seeds. The infographic visualizes this dangerous, scary development.
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This National Geographic infographic by John Tomanio is staggering. Using the metaphor of a tree, it charts the loss of U.S. seed variety from 1903 to 1983. And what you see is that we’ve lost about 93% of our unique seed strands behind some of the most popular produce.
Loss of seed variety over the past century. From the National Geographic.
Infographic: In 80 Years, We Lost 93% Of Variety In Our Food Seeds Infographic of the Day It’s downright scary to see the lack of diversity in the healthiest foods we eat.