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The race to save endangered foods

Here’s a stat for you: In 1903, seed catalogs offered American farmers a choice of 307 varieties of sweet corn. Today, just 12 of those varieties are still commercially available. A similar trend is visible in China, where more than 90 percent of native wheat varieties have been lost, and in Mexico, which has lost more than 80 percent of the varieties of maize, or corn, that were once grown there.

The incredible influence of the Federalist Society, explained

If you follow the Supreme Court at all, you’ve likely heard of the Federalist Society.The group, begun as a discussion society for conservative and libertarian law students, has grown to become the single most important right-leaning legal institution in the country. Its founders have gone on to become The Federalist Society is a conservative and libertarian legal organization. It began in the 1980s with a ragtag group of conservative students who were at the University of Chicago and Yale Law School.