We know that habitat is unfortunately being lost, along with several animal species, but many of us don’t realize how much we’ve lost in the past century in the way of plants and even foods. So what should it matter if we’ve lost some plants and foods? Should that matter – and could that have any effect on us? Diane Brandon is joined this week by David Buchanan, a nursery owner and cultivator of heirloom varieties and rare foods, as well as the author of Taste, Memory – Forgotten Foods, Lost Flavors, and Why They Matter. Mr. Buchanan believes that a healthy food system includes biodiversity that is locally based. He’ll share with us what we may be missing – and how we might get it back.
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