On this week's installment of The Farm Report, Erin Fairbanks is joined by Janisse Ray to talk about the importance our seed supply. Janisse is the author of the new book, The Seed Underground: A Growing Revolution to Save Food. Tune into this episode to learn about genetic diversity in seed stock, as well as different types of pollination. How has industrialization and urbanization affected the range of seeds in our food system? Learn how to harvest and save seeds, and hear about the two different types of scientifically-enhanced seeds that are on the market today. Later, Erin gets a Market Update with Liz Carollo, the Publicity Manager for New York City's Green Market. Listen in to hear about what's happening this week in Green Markets in all five boroughs! Today's episode has been sponsored by Heritage Foods USA.
"I have two main passions in my life- one is writing, and the other is my love of nature and the environment."
"Every morsel of food that we put into our mouths is dependent on seeds."
"We have no idea what kind of climate conditions we are going to need to prepare our foodstuffs for."
-- Janisse Ray on The Farm Report