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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!

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