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Twenty Seed-Saving Initiatives Preserving Biodiversity Around the World

By saving, exchanging, and reusing seeds over thousands of years, farmers and gardeners carefully selected crops for various traits adapted to many growing conditions and climates, creating a rich genetic plant heritage that formed the base of the global food supply.

 

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