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The Threatened Gene: Food, Politics And The Loss Of Genetic Diversity
Since the days of the hunter-gatherers, Man has used for food plants of a vast genetic diversity. Yet the very earliest farming laid the seeds of a frightening tendency, greatly increased by the Agricultural Revolution. Uniformity in agriculture has been growing at an ever-increasing rate, most particularly in the use of plant breeds. As fewer varieties are employed, so th ...more
Paperback, 280 pages
Published April 17th 1991 by Lutterworth Press
(first published 1991)
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