Back to basics: Hand-pollination, ancient grains & organic hope
This week on Living Planet — more farmers around the world are turning their backs on industrial agriculture in an effort to shore up food supplies. In Georgia, ancient wheat varieties and breadmaking traditions are making a comeback. Farmers in Kenya have been forced to pollinate their crops themselves, while Lebanese farmers are ditching expensive chemical fertilizers for more natural options.
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