Jun 27, 2011

Food Ark - Pictures, More From National Geographic Magazine

Conservationist Cary Fowler at the Svalbard Global Seed Vault in Norway
Food Ark
A crisis is looming: To feed our growing population, we’ll need to double food production. Yet crop yields aren’t increasing fast enough, and climate change and new diseases threaten the limited varieties we’ve come to depend on for food. Luckily we still have the seeds and breeds to ensure our future food supply—but we must take steps to save them.

By Charles Siebert
Photograph by Jim Richardson


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1 comment:

Paul Heald said...

except for the fact that the RAFI study Siebert relies upon has been discredited and recent studies show an increase in crop diversity in the twentieth century and his apple data is completely incorrect . . . to see the raw numbers that he misses check out: "Crop Diversity Report Card for the Twentieth Century: Diversity Bust or Diversity Boom?" at http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1462917 and "Apple Diversity Report Card" at http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1543336.