Saving The Seed
Genetic Diversity And European Agriculture
de Renee Vellve
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Genetic diversity is essential to the security of agriculture. Without the availability of a wide range of plant varieties and the genetic resources they contain, crops cannot adapt to combat the ever-changing threats of pests, diseases and climatic change. Yet, with the increasing industrialisation of modern agriculture, farming has become a business which centres on a handful of new, genetically similar super seeds. Plants must evolve in order to survive, but modern agriculture has replaced diversity with uniformity, and security with vulnerability.