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12:00 GMT
Wednesday, 8 January 2020

Diversifying the Grain Chain

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12:00 GMT
Wednesday, 8 January 2020

Diversifying the Grain Chain

Crop diversity has been in rapid decline for the last 100 years, particularly when it comes to grains grown in the UK. Where we once had a patchwork of regionally-specific grains grown across the country, arable fields are becoming increasingly homogenised in favour of supposedly high-performing modern breeds.

The Gaia Foundation’s Seed Sovereignty Programme is working to support a diverse and resilient seed system and will chair this session around the question “How can we support the growing of genetically-diverse grains by supporting diversity at every level of the grain supply chain?” Panellists will represent diverse elements of the grain chain from seed to plate.