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NY times article about issues and challenges of modern plant breeding

 
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https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/06/07/opinion/sunday/dan-barber-seed-companies.html

Much of this is probably not new to people  - but I had no idea that you could patent the "purpleness" of a carrot!
 
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Thanks for sharing that Catie. More than a little scary. It makes the work that Joseph Lofthouse and others here on Permies do to develop landrace seeds all the more critical.
 
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