Protecting Endangered Vegetables
You’ve heard talk about protecting endangered animals, but what about endangered vegetables? It’s a crisis that’s come about with the worldwide rise of industrial farming—many indigenous veggies simply aren’t being grown in great quantities anymore. Dr. Prabhakar Rao, who has a PhD in plant breeding and genetics, is saving as many varieties as he can, collecting and planting the seeds of veggies that are on the brink of extinction. Visit his beautifully biodiverse farm in India with us.
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