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Amid hype for superfoods, Indian tribals save nearly-extinct crops

As the consumption of nutrient-rich and sustainable foods becomes all the rage, in India’s western state of Maharashtra, tribal farmers have managed to conserve 722 landraces, or traditional varieties, of rice, pulses and sorghum that were on the verge of extinction. A landrace is a “dynamic population of a cultivated plant that has historical origin, distinct […]

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