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Episode 3-1: Aabir Dey on Seed Security by Glen Jameson

In an age where almost all Canadian grain/corn/soy/sugar/alfalfa is proprietarily grown and everything else is grown from seed that is imported from abroad, Aabir and the Bauta Initiative are saying that our seed system needs some help to retain characteristics like "regionally adapted," "open source," "biodiverse germplasm," and "secure seed". Aabir speaks clearly and with insight on how ecological vegetable farmers need some help and how the farer service as a producer of food and public good needs to be reexamined at a policy and legal level. Canada doesn't have a celebrity chef like Dan Barber to bring into the mainstream these major issues of agricultural policy. If we have more people like Aabir and his colleagues working on the issue, maybe that's okay. Maybe their voices will be heard.

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