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Monday, 10 October 2011

kew's seed bank

in summary

- all human life depends on plants - and plants are under threat - from us

- so we need to save plants - by saving their seeds (their future)

- the largest seed bank in the world is @ kew uk (and is distributed around world)

- with loads of partners and governments helping

- need to be dried then stored at minus 20C with low humidity - to remain viable

- germination tests every 10 years to test still viable

- 3 billonth seed now stored - 10% of all species in world

- £2008 per species

via brain pickings

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