Published on 26th August 2016 by

Seeds Of Change (2013) : In India, climate change is forcing farmers to adapt in order to survive. While scientists race to breed a new batch of climate-resilient super seeds, locals are instead turning to the ways of their ancestors.

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Rice conservators like Debal are helping to reintroduce traditional, salt-tolerant seed varieties for struggling farmers. “It is more precious than gold”, says one farmer, Ghosh. Locals say these seeds rival modern scientific investments, including GM. But scientists say reintroducing old seed varieties simply doesn’t produce enough to feed 9 billion people on a warming planet.

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