The world’s seed banks perennially are short of money

There are about 1,750 seed banks around the world “that collect, store, regenerate and distribute crop varieties and their ancestors in perpetuity,” says Ensia. There are literally millions of accessions. “Yet, despite their importance to a food-secure future, gene banks suffer myriad challenges, one of which — a lack of secure funding — is manmade, widespread… » Read More

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