By Raoul A Robinson
What happens when every door has the same lock? And every householder has the same key, which fits every lock? A system of locking ruined by uniformity.
Incredibly, this is exactly how we have gone wrong in breeding our crops for resistance to pests and diseases, and why we now must use pesticides in ever greater quantities.
Writing with engaging candor, Robinson analyzes crop breeding's successes and shortcomings, and explains how groups of farmers can work together to breed crops with durable resistance to all locally important parasites.