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Risky Development

The global unification of agricultural production methods compounds the decline of Agrobiodiversity. As a result, those very genetic resources that are needed for long term food security are still endangered today. For example, a reduced number of useful plant breeds and farm animal races hampers the adaptation to changing climate conditions. Another risk: the more intensely the individual species are cultivated, the more uncontrolled the varmints and diseases can spread.

The genetic bottle neck” illustrates this development: The genetic material of food is becoming increasingly limited, while the risks are becoming increasingly greater.