Historic Russian Seed Bank Faces Destruction

Ninety percent of the more than 5,000 varieties of berries and fruit seed at the Vavilov Research Institute of Plant Industry seed bank in Leningrad, Russia are found in no other seed bank or plant research center in the world. During WWII, with Leningrad under siege, twelve scientists protecting the seed bank’s valuable specimens starved to death, unwilling to eat the rare seeds. http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/727/967/951/?z00m=19875308

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