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In Pics | All you need to know about declining biodiversity in food plants

Genetic diversity is being lost at an alarming rate as we grow and harvest only those varieties of plants and animals that are more productive and profitable. What are the dangers and what have we lost already? Take a look…

February 15, 2022 / 02:04 PM IST
While stores may seem abundantly stocked with many types of foods, there’s degree of uniformity in the variants. Genetic diversity is being lost at an alarming rate as we grow and harvest only those varieties of plants and animals that are more productive and profitable. (Image: News18 Creative)
While stores may seem abundantly stocked with many types of foods, there really isn't much diversity among them. This is because genetic diversity is being lost at an alarming rate as we grow and harvest only those varieties of plants and animals that are more productive and profitable. (Image: News18 Creative)
Here’s a look at the countless benefits of preserving endangered food include. (Image: News18 Creative)
Here’s a look at the countless benefits of preserving endangered food plants. (Image: News18 Creative)
Genetic resources for food and agriculture are both actual and potential value to food security, nutrition and livelihoods. (Image: News18 Creative)
Genetic resources for food and agriculture hold both actual and potential value for food security, nutrition and livelihoods. (Image: News18 Creative)
93 percent loss in seed varieties in 80 years. (Image: News18 Creative)
There has been a 93 percent loss in seed varieties in 80 years. (Image: News18 Creative)
Climate change is one of the main reasons for foods to go extinct. Which is what makes preserving biodiversity so important. (Image: News18 Creative)
Climate change is one of the main reasons for food plants going extinct, which makes preserving biodiversity so important. (Image: News18 Creative)
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first published: Feb 15, 2022 02:04 pm