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The seed underground : a growing revolution to save food

Author: Janisse Ray
Publisher: White River Junction, Vt. : Chelsea Green Pub., ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Discusses the loss of fruit and vegetable varieties and the genetically modified industrial monocultures being used today, shares the author's personal experiences growing, saving, and swapping seeds, and deconstructs the politics and genetics of seeds.
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Genre/Form: Anecdotes
Nonfiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Janisse Ray
ISBN: 9781603583060 1603583068 9781603583077 1603583076
OCLC Number: 759171799
Awards: Winner of American Horticultural Society Book Award 2013
Winner of ASJA Arlene Book Awards 2013
Winner of Silver Award of Achievement 2013
Winner of Nautilus Gold Book Award : Green Living Category 2013
Winner of The Green Prize for Sustainable Literature 2013
Winner of GWA Gold Award of Achievement for Best Book Writing 2013
Description: xv, 217 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: More gardens, less gas --
A brief history of industrial agriculture --
Me growing up --
Sycamore --
What is broken --
A rind is a terrible thing to waste --
Losing the Conch cowpea --
Hooking up --
Sylvia's garden --
Keeping preacher beans alive --
Oakreez --
The poet who saved seed --
The anatomy of inflorescence: a quick lesson --
Red earth --
Pilgrimage to Mecca --
The pollinator --
The bad genie is out of the bottle --
Tomato man --
How to save tomato seeds --
Sweet potato queen --
Keener corn --
Getting the conch back --
Winning the mustaprovince --
Basic seed saving --
Seeds will make you a thief --
Gifts --
Seed banking --
Grassroots resistance --
Public breeding, private profit --
Breed your own --
Wheat anarchists --
A vanishing plant wisdom --
Stop walking around doing nothing --
Last stand.
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Discusses the loss of fruit and vegetable varieties and the genetically modified industrial monocultures being used today, shares the author's personal experiences growing, saving, and swapping seeds, and deconstructs the politics and genetics of seeds.

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