Is ‘seed to table’ the next big food trend? One top chef hopes so.

Read the full story from FERN.

Row 7, chef Dan Barber’s new seed company, brings plant breeders and chefs together to develop seeds that can succeed in the marketplace without sacrificing flavor or nutritional content. “Breeders will use traditional techniques to marry the flavor of heirlooms with the vigor of modern plant varieties,” writes Sam Fromartz, FERN’s editor-in-chief. And at a time when the privatization of the seed business is a major problem, “[a]nything Row 7 develops will be publicly available for breeders to re-use … none of the seeds will be patented.”

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