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Food Movement Glossary

Seed Saving


The practice of collecting seeds for replanting in the future. Seed saving is seen by many as an essential indigenous capacity for local and regional food systems.

Example of Seed Saving:

Clear cutting rain forests results in the extinction of many plants species. Deforestation is a major issue in many developing tropical countries, thus there is an increasing need to start seed saving programs to save plant species diversity for the future generation.
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Did You Know?
More than 96 billion lbs of edible "surplus" food is thrown away in the US each year. It is estimated that almost 27% of our food supply is wasted.