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February 29, 2012

Saving Seeds

Right now, all over the world, projects are underway to store seeds. Biodiversity has plummeted in the last 50 years, and scientists fear climate change will kill varieties of apples, yams and many fruits and vegetables. Cary Fowler is in charge of a global seed bank carved into a mountain in the Arctic. Meanwhile, Alejandro Argumedo is collecting seeds from more than 1,500 varieties of potatoes in his native Peru.

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