NPR Article – “Colorado Vault Is Fort Knox For The World’s Seeds”

In light of our next meeting, we thought we’d share this recent article, “Colorado Vault Is Fort Knox For The World’s Seeds” by Luke Runyon for NPR’s The Salt.

“Even though it is rare, privately owned, genetically modified seed does make it into storage. That’s how all eyes fell on the vault’s doors when news broke in June about Monsanto’s glyphosate-resistant wheat, commonly called Roundup Ready, found growing in small volunteer patches in a field in Oregon.”

To read more, as well as listen to the story as featured on Morning Edition, click here. To learn more about the National Center for Genetic Resources Preservation, click here.

You can also learn more about crop diversity and the Svalbard Global Seed Vault in Norway from a previous post, by clicking here.

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