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Seeds of change

Seeds of change

作者:元黄芟  时间:2019-03-07 05:08:02  人气:

By Andy Coghlan THE world’s first seed breeding programme aimed at producing varieties for organic farming was announced in London this week. “We want to take organic seed production out of the hands of the big seed producers and put it back in the hands of the farmers,” says Lawrence Woodward, director of the Elm Farm Research Centre near Newbury in Berkshire. Elm Farm is one of the three research institutes coordinating the project, along with the Louis Bolk Institute in Driebergen, the Netherlands, and Switzerland’s Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL) in Frick,