Biodiversity means a robust response mechanism against natural and man-made disasters. With our food supply’s genetic diversity dwindling, we risk catastrophic collapse of food systems if we don’t have the variations that can respond to such shocks.
Monsanto and other Big Agriculture players want this reduced scope because it allows them to corner the market, own patents and control what we eat.
Preserve heirloom varieties, cultivate what grows best in your area and share locally to ensure that we don’t subsume our independence and vitality to our corporate masters.
Note: This info graphic only leads up to 1983! I assume that the modern numbers are even less.