THE SEED ON MY PLATE
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This book aims to connect each citizen to the seed that feeds them, to the people who grow, to the people who transform and to the people who cook.
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At the source of all food coming from the earth, there is a seed. The grain of wheat is behind our bread, the tomato seed is behind our salads, the alfalfa seed eaten by the cow is behind our cheese, and a grape seed is behind our grape varieties and our wine.
Our society is increasingly concerned about the quality of our food and our environment. There is also growing concern about the loss of biodiversity. We are increasingly turning to organic farming and its products. But is this enough? Moreover, are organic farmers and consumers still aware of the types of seeds that enter their farms and that shape the quality of organic products? How can we become involved in the renewal and rebirth of diversity?
This book aims to connect each citizen to the seed that feeds them, to the people who grow, to the people who transform and to the people who cook. This book also calls for a collective awareness to help restore biodiversity, starting with the biodiversity that we eat and that shapes our landscapes.
- From Neolithic plant domestication to the renewed interest in farmers’ seeds today, the seed is a reflection of our vision of the world and what is on our plate.
- A journey through time, discovering seeds in their historical, scientific, cultural, socio-economic and political context, in the fields and in laboratories, to discover the indivisible histories of agriculture and seeds.
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Véronique Chable and Gauthier Chapelle are trained biologists and agronomists. Véronique Chable has been a research scientist since 1983. She has been working on organic agriculture, collaborative research and on the revival of farmers’ seeds since 2000 at INRAE, the French National Institute for Agricultural Research and Environmental Protection. Gauthier Chapelle is an independant researcher and author of several books on the living (Le Vivant comme modèle, 2015; L’entraide, l’autre loi de la jungle, 2017).
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