Paul has some doubts about the whole bag-of-seeds-on-a-Coke-can thing:
On the point of distributing diverse seed — surely one of the principles of seed diversity conservation is regional difference and capacity for local conservation — centralised distribution would almost limit diversity by definition. I recognise that you talk about how it would educate and encourage seed-saving behaviour, but it would have most relevance where these skills are already lost.
My own doubts centre more about how you manage the information. If there’s a Genebank Database Hell, surely this kind of thing would be its seventh circle? Anyway, Jacob does have a reply:
I think that “centralized distribution” doesn’t necessarily imply an untargeted approach.
Let the discussion continue!