Seeds Drawn From “Doomsday” Vault |

Around 38,000 seed samples sent to more stable countries of the Arab world

Seeds kept in a “doomsday vault” in the Arctic have been withdrawn for the first time and sent to Morocco and Lebanon so that Syrian agricultural researchers can continue their work.

This is the first time seeds have been taken out since the vault was opened eight years ago, the Associated Press reports. Around 38,000 seed samples, many ancient crop varieties unique to the Middle East, were withdrawn so that researchers with the International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas in war-torn Aleppo can continue their study at new facilities in Lebanon and Morocco.


Oct 19, 2015

Seeds Drawn From “Doomsday” Vault |


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