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Science Middle School Medium

Heirloom Seeds Bring Back Diversity

Heirloom seeds are more than 50 years old and are not genetically modified. Jere Gettle, author of "The Heirloom Life Gardener," is particularly fascinated by heirloom seeds and he noticed they were being dropped by seed catalogs in the 1980s. The plants they produce are typically different from what we see in the grocery store. Listen to hear more about Gettle’s fight to bring heirloom plants back to our dinner tables.

Life Science Plants Ecology

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AIR DATE: 10/07/2011

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