Genetic erosion statistic in the dock

Colin is pissed:

Or, to put it more succinctly, stop complaining and propose something better!

Something better than

“In the past century, the number of crops and their varieties, and the genetic diversity within them, has declined as a general trend in farmers’ fields around the world.”

to be precise. Which is in turn supposed to be better than the 75% genetic erosion number, which is a fake statistic whose origin Cary Fowler points out in another comment.

Ok, I’m game, give me a few days.

And meantime, thanks for the meme.

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