With the commercialization initiatives I’ve described here, there are now excellent opportunities to ensure the long-term survival of ‘heirloom’ varieties in the systems where they originated.
And that’s from a genebanker, Dr Mike Jackson! His recent blog post about his “conversion” is long, but well worth reading in full.
You might want to follow that up in a couple of days with ‘Is there a business case for forgotten crops?’, the next online event in the Forgotten Crops Society Dialogue Series. The topic will be discussed by Natasha Santos, Crop Science Division Vice President, Head of Global Stakeholder Affairs & Strategy Partnerships at Bayer AG. Another conversion?