Sunday, August 22, 2010

Saving Seed

The Pavlovsk Experimental Station, a source of heritage berry and fruit seed in Russia is threatened with closure from encroaching development. The good news is that Medvedev has ordered an inquiry.

From the Huffington Post:

During the Siege of Leningrad in World War II, scientists starved to death while protecting this diversity. They chose to protect seeds over feeding themselves precisely because they understood the importance of this priceless resource to the future of agriculture.

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