[NAFEX] English orchards, was Re: Pavlovsk seed bank: Update
ernestplutko at wiktel.com
Mon Oct 4 16:22:16 EDT 2010
Lots of people in the US have no or only vague ideas about where food
comes from. Saw on TV reporters asking high school students in
Florida to point on map where Florida was. Many had no idea. I have
talked to grown men and women who never heard of an apricot. These
were state workers in an engineering department.
---- Original Message ----
From: Hilborn.E at epamail.epa.gov
To: nafex at lists.ibiblio.org
Subject: Re: [NAFEX] English orchards, was Re: Pavlovsk seed bank:
Date: Mon, 4 Oct 2010 15:25:51 -0400
>"Orchards may vanish by the end of the century, conservationists warn
>Natural England and National Trust project launched to preserve rare
>varieties of apples, pears and plums, bring communities together and
>protect biodiverse habitats"
>I am appalled. Are we so removed from reality that we do not value
>cannot protect what sustains us?
>I heard a BBC interview last month discussing the topic of high
>commodity prices, in particular wheat. The host asked the question to
>the expert (and I paraphrase)- "why should our listeners care about
>price and availability of grains such as wheat"?
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