In a New Dehli seed fair organised by farmers, Dr Debal Deb is credited to collect with his farmers organisation 920 traditional rice varieties from peasant rice farmers. Dr Deb whom Michel and Jude met in India distributes seeds freely to farmers: As a matter of principle Dr Deb never shares his priceless germ plasm with plant breeders or seed companies. Find out why this folk hero doesn’t.

Fischer crops up in Arctic, carrying seeds of lifeIT was a bone-chilling -15C in the Arctic Circle this week when Boree Creek’s most famous farmer, former deputy prime minister Tim Fischer, stood in the half-light on a frozen mountain and entrusted his farm’s wheat and oats seeds to the future of mankind.

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