Biodiversity is crucial to plant breeders to create the new plant varieties needed to face the challenges on this planet. They create the diversity themselves or access it through various channels, such as the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture. Having the vital diversity at their disposal increases the options and inputs that breeders and researchers need to adapt our food crops under changing production conditions. In this issue, European Seed explores the importance of diversity for plant breeders and makes the link to food security and hunger.

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