The Horizon Magazine featured our Dynaversity project on how to help farmers decrease their dependency on global agribusiness and grow food better suited to local conditions.
The EU Research & Innovation Magazine presents an article on how the demand for a limited number of fruit and vegetable varieties has seen farmers shift away from using local seeds. Bálint Balázs, environmental sociologist and executive manager at the Environmental Social Science Research Group characterised farmers’ dependency by decisions around seeds completely controlled by corporations:
’Farmers don’t have any other choice but to take them (seeds) as a commodity, instead of (treating them) as a part of a living system or a part of our cultural heritage.’
Read the interview here:
Reintroducing long-forgotten seed varieties could help crops adapt to changing local environments. https://t.co/FgKAWuk35I
— Horizon Magazine (@HorizonMagEU) August 8, 2019