My crusade against food waste and the primary reason behind this rant is largely shaped by my experience on the Cheyenne River Reservation. Hunger and poverty is rampant, and, as one young mom put it, "We live expensive, but you just don't see it."
This is huge! Public plant breeding, shared research and access to germplasm and other genetic material is vital to increasing and promoting biodiversity in our food system. Of course, farmers and gardeners have hurdles to access this material, but the concept of "open source seeds" forces stakeholders in the ag world to view seeds beyond their economic value.