We Used To Have 307 Kinds Of Corn. Guess How Many Are Left?

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National Geographic charts our dwindling food variety. If you're a food lover and you think it's about time to save our food diversity, share this!



This related story goes deeper: "Food varieties extinction is happening all over the world—and it's happening fast. In the United States an estimated 90 percent of our historic fruit and vegetable varieties have vanished. Of the 7,000 apple varieties that were grown in the 1800s, fewer than a hundred remain."
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ORIGINAL: By National Geographic. Don't be fooled by Pioneer, which sells "300 unique, high-yielding products." Pioneer and the other big seed companies sell hundreds of hybrids of the same corn slightly tweaked for different desirable qualities (stalk height, root strength, drought resistance, etc.). You can see this on Pioneer's website
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