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Wes Jackson

World's First Seed Bank Could Be Destroyed

Submitted by Food Democracy Now on August 10, 2010 - 3:18am

"Twelve Russian scientists famously chose to starve to death rather than eat the unique collection of seeds and plants they were protecting for humanity during the 900-day siege of Leningrad in the second world war. But the world's first global seed bank now faces destruction once more, to make way for a private housing estate."  - the Guardian, UK

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