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"If crops don't adapt to climate change, neither will we," says Cary Fowler, an expert in biodiversity. Key to ensuring that crops will be able to adapt is maintaining crop diversity. We're at risk of losing the very diversity of plant variety that will keep us alive in a warming environment. Fowler gives an outstanding TED talk about the issue. Click through to watch.
Seed banks are important infrastructures for preserving what diversity we still have left. Through massive monocultures rather than diverse farms, we're putting our livelihood at risk by not giving space to what various plant species we have left.