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Farmer’s Bounty: Locating Crop Diversity in the Contemporary World

“Biodiversity’s three-part definition – the variety of genes, species and ecosystems – is best appreciated on a beach, with tropical forest in front of you, coral reefs behind and mountains in the distance. On rainy midwinter days, in a city far away, there is always the local grocery. […] Rural markets in Central America will have variously coloured maize kernels of assorted sizes and types. In Andean valleys you may find a hundred kinds of potato. This is the biodiversity that Farmers’ Bounty celebrates. It provides insights into questions of distribution, value and survival that apply to biodiversity as a whole.”

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