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A seed at a time, protecting the future of food

23 Jun 2014 Milad Moodi
The varieties of wheat, corn and rice we grow today may not thrive in a future threatened by climate change. Cary Fowler takes us inside a vast global seed bank, buried within a frozen mountain in Norway, that stores a diverse group of food-crop for whatever tomorrow may bring.

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Morgan Carrington Fowler, Jr. is an American agriculturalist and the former executive director of the Global Crop Diversity Trust . Read more about him.

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