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2013-12-12 08:24:32

Ultimate food police imagined in new dystopian young adult series by avid seed saver SALEM, Ore., Dec. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- S. Smith recently released the third installment in her middle grade/YA series, Seed Savers. Heirloom chronicles the lives of three young friends in a not-so-distant future where large corporations and the government have merged and taken control of the food supply. Like the emerging genre of cli-fi-- literature based around climate change-- Smith's series...

2013-12-04 08:24:55

LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., Dec. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- TERRA®, a brand of The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAIN), a leading organic and natural products company in North America and Europe, today announced its partnership with Seed Savers Exchange, a non-profit organization dedicated to saving and sharing heirloom seeds. TERRA® Vegetable Chips--known for its diverse vegetables, including taro, kabocha squash, parsnip and beets--will help raise awareness for the Seed Savers Exchange...

2011-11-02 21:59:26

The conventional wisdom that says the 20th century was a disaster for crop diversity is nothing more than a myth, according to a forthcoming study by a University of Illinois expert in intellectual property law. Law professor Paul Heald says overall varietal diversity of the $20 billion market for vegetable crops and apples in the U.S. actually has increased over the past 100 years, a finding that should change the highly politicized debate over intellectual property policy. “The...

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2010-03-12 06:50:00

The foundation that oversees the Svalbard Global Seed Vault said Thursday that the unique Arctic "doomsday" stockpile of all the world's crop seeds has reached the half-million species mark. The latest additions to the vault are a mold-resistant wild bean from Costa Rica, a vulnerable strawberry from a bear-infested part of Russia's Kuril islands and a host of American soybeans. "Reaching the half-million mark brings mixed emotions," said Cary Fowler, executive director of the Global Crop...