Global Crop Diversity Trust

A Foundation for Food Security

In the Media

A selection of recent media coverage featuring the Crop Trust.

2014

Yahoo News – September 2014
Crop diversity fundamental: Report
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MSN News – September 2014
Crop diversity fundamental: Report
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Express and Star – September 2014
Crop diversity fundamental: Report
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Yorkshire Post – September 2014
Protect diversity of crops to help food security
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Asian Image – September 2014
Crop diversity fundamental: Report
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news.com.au – September 2014
Fund call to protect global crop diversity
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The Age – September 2014
Fund call to protect global crop diversity
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Sydney Morning Herald – September 2014
Fund call to protect global crop diversity
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Sky News Australia – September 2014
Fund call to protect global crop diversity
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The Australian – September 2014
Fund call to protect global crop diversity
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ABC News – September 2014
Seedbank head says ensuring crop diversity will protect against climate change
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Scientific American – August 2014
Rachel Kyte of the World Bank explains that crop diversity is key to agricultural climate adaptation
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The Guardian – February 2014
Brazilian beans and Japanese barley shipped to Svalbard seed vault
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BBC News– February 2014
Key food crops head to Arctic 'doomsday vault'
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2013

The Hindu – November 2013
Protect crop diversity to feed all
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The New Indian Express – November 2013
Conserving seeds in genebanks vital
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Agri-Pulse – September 2013
Norway pledges NOK 100 million to conserve crop diversity
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AgroViet (Vietnam) – September 2013
Norway pledges NOK 100 million to conserve crop diversity
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Food and Agriculture Organization – September 2013
Norway pledges NOK 100 million to conserve crop diversity
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Ghana News Agency – September 2013
Norway pledges NOK 100 million to conserve crop diversity
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India Blooms News Service – September 2013
Norway pledges NOK 100 million to conserve crop diversity
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The Nordic Page – September 2013
Norway pledges NOK 100 million to conserve crop diversity
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ReliefWeb – September 2013
Norway pledges NOK 100 million to conserve crop diversity
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Reuters AlertNet (UK) – September 2013
Norway pledges NOK 100 million to conserve crop diversity
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UFA Revue (Switzerland) – September 2013
Norway pledges NOK 100 million to conserve crop diversity
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Vibe Ghana – September 2013
Norway pledges NOK 100 million to conserve crop diversity
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DesMoines Register – September 17, 2013
Hungry world must conserve crop varieties 
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Herald-Index/DesMoines Register – September 17, 2013
Ag leaders gather to discuss preservation of crop diversity
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Red Orbit – July 23, 2013
New studies examine link between food crops and global warming
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Science Codex – July 22, 2013
Major global analysis offers hope for saving the wild side of staple food crops
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Nature – July 22, 2013
Weeds warrant urgent conservation
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Grist – July 22, 2013
Wild thing, I think I need you: How weeds could save dinner
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The Land (Australia) – June 26, 2013
Seed bank a vita asset
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The Wire (Australia) – June 19, 2013
A frozen vault protects crop diversity
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Australia Network News – June 18, 2013
Seed diversity crucial to Pacific food security
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ABC Radio (Australia) – June 18, 2013
The key to protecting the Pacific’s food supply is diversity
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ABC Radio (Australia) – June 18, 2013
Seed bank to conserve world’s threatened food crops
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Radio National Breakfast (Australia) – June 24, 2013
To feed an extra 2 billion people by 2050
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The Crawford Fund (Australia) – June 2013
Crop Diversity: Insurance for the Future of Agriculture
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On Earth (USA) – 27 April 2013
Of Pasta and Self-Preservation
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The Age (Australia) - 31 January 2013 
World seed banks get funds to combat climate, other threats
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The Sydney Morning Herald (Australia) - 31 January 2013 
World seed banks get funds to combat climate, other threats
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Times LIVE (South Africa) - 31 January 2013 
World seed banks get funds to combat climate, other threats
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Stabroek News (Guyana) - 31 January 2013 
World seed banks get funds to combat climate, other threats
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Scientifuc American - 30 January 2013 
World seed banks get funds to tackle climate, other threats
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Reuters (UK) - 30 January 2013 
World seed banks get funds to tackle climate, other threats
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AgroFood Planet - 30 January 2013 
World seed banks get funds to tackle climate, other threats
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Baltimore Sun (USA) - 30 January 2013 
World seed banks get funds to tackle climate, other threats
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CarbonDesk (USA) - 30 January 2013 
World seed banks get funds to tackle climate, other threats
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Chicago Tribune - 30 January 2013 
World seed banks get funds to tackle climate, other threats
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ForEx News - 30 January 2013 
World seed banks get funds to tackle climate, other threats
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MSN Taiwan - 30 January 2013 
世界種子銀行獲資金 對抗氣候變遷等威脅
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PR Newswire - 30 January 2013 
World seed banks get funds to tackle climate, other threats
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2012

Sunday Times (Australia) - 21 August 2012
Planting the seeds of survival
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World Library Book Beat Blog - 15 August 2012
World Public Library’s Noah’s Archive Project
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Hindu Times - 15 August 2012
A treasure trove of seeds
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American Way - 16 April 2012
The Doomsday Vault
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Financial Times - 14 April 2012
In seeds we trust
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O Globo TV (Brazil) - 17 March 2012
Depósito debaixo da terra guarda sementes de vegetais comestíveis
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The Economist - 10 March 2012
Banking against doomsday
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National Geographic - 5 March 2012
Banking seeds for doomsday
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National Public Radio (NPR) - 4 March 2012
The ultimate in heirloom wheat arrives at seed vault
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NBC's Today Show - 2 March 2012
‘Doomsday Vault’ holds seeds that could save the world
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CBS News - 2 March 2012
Syria crops sheltered in Arctic doomsday vault
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MSNBC - 29 February 2012
Doomsday Seed Vault has more than 740,000 samples
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Live Science - 29 February 2012
Doomsday Seed Vault's Birthday Brings 25,000 Gifts
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Egypt Independent - 29 February 2012
Syria's crops sheltered in Arctic doomsday seed vault
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Atlantic (USA) - 28 February 2012
After 4 Years, Checking Up on The Svalbard Global Seed Vault
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ABC News - 28 February 2012
Syria crops sheltered in Arctic doomsday vault
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Brisbane Times (Australia) - 28 February 2012
New treasures for the Arctic seed vault
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CTV (Canada) - 28 February 2012
Global 'doomsday vault' keeps growing
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Fox News - 28 February 2012
Arctic doomsday vault grows a few seeds bigger
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NPR (USA) - 28 February 2012
Syria Crops Sheltered In Arctic Doomsday Vault
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Washington Post - 28 February 2012
Samples from Syrian seed bank sheltered in Arctic doomsday vault
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Associated Press (USA) - 28 February 2012
Syria crops sheltered in Arctic doomsday vault
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Associated Press (Spain) - 28 February 2012
Semillas sirias contribuyen a bóveda para proteger cultivos
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Terra (Chile) - 28 February 2012
Semillas sirias contribuyen a bóveda para proteger cultivos
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UniradioInforma (Mexico) - 28 February 2012
Semillas sirias contribuyen a bóveda para proteger cultivos
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Univision (USA) - 28 February 2012
Semillas sirias contribuyen a bóveda para proteger cultivos
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Yahoo! Noticias (Venezuela) - 28 February 2012
Semillas sirias contribuyen a bóveda para proteger cultivos
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ABC Online (Australia) - 30 January 2012
Global Crop Diversity Trust appoints Australian board member
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ABC Rural (Australia) - 30 January 2012
Tim Fischer - back in the bush
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Australian - 30 January 2012
Friend or fur?
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Daily Telegraph (Australia) - 30 January 2012
Tim a food trustee (print only)

ABC Orange (Australia) - 30 January 2012
Boree Creek farmer Tim Fischer ready for a new role trying to improve food security
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ABC Riverina (Australia) - 30 January 2012
Tim Fischer back in Australia, spruiking food security and rail
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Australian Associated Press - 29 January 2012
World food body appoints Tim Fischer
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Business Spectator (Australia) - 29 January 2012
World food body appoints Tim Fischer
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Silobreaker (UK) - 29 January 2012
World food body appoints Tim Fischer
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Toowoomba News (Australia) - 29 January 2012
World food body appoints Tim Fischer
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9 News Finance (Australia) - 29 January 2012
World food body appoints Tim Fischer
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All Business - 1 January 2012
Preserving the sweet potato gene for posterity
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2011

Rwanda Focus - 19 December 2011
Regional efforts to promote vitamin A-rich potato stepped up 
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all Africa - 28 November 2011
Preserving the genetic riches of sweet potato - forever
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Scientist Online - 23 November 2011

Memphis Flyer - September 2011
The man who saved the world
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Sweet potato gets new funding
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National Geographic - 17 June 2011

Food Ark
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Spiegel - 7 August 2011
Eröffnen wir mal 'ne Samenbank
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National Geographic (Deutschland)- August 2011
Die neue Arche
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National Geographic - 17 June 2011
Food Ark
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American Public Media - 7 June 2011
Saving Seeds
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Bilfinger - 5 May 2011
Feeding the World: the United Seeds
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Spiegel - 5 May 2011
Klimawandel bedroht globale Getreideernte
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La Nacion - 11 April 2011
Catie renueva el 100% de su colección de semillas y plantas
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UA News - 11 April 2011
Desert plant seeds added to international vault
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Tico Times - 8 April 2011
Seed archive protects 11,400 plant species
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BBC Mundo - 8 April 2011
Plantan semillas de 50 años de antigüedad
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Medill Reports - 8 April 2011
Latin American crop varieties will soon be born again
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E! Science News - 8 April 2011
Latin American effort to rejuvenate crop collections rooted in the origins of agriculture
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Science News Online - 8 April 2011
Latin American effort to rejuvenate crop collections rooted in the origins of agriculture
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Seed Daily - 8 April 2011
Latin American Working To Rejuvenate Crop Collections
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El Pregón (Costa Rica) - 7 April 2011
Costa Rica renueva banco semillas y enviará muestras a bóvedas otros países
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El Pais (Costa Rica) - 7 April 2011
Costa Rica renueva banco semillas y enviará muestras a bóvedas otros países
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Terra Economía - 7 April 2011
Costa Rica renueva banco semillas y enviará muestras a bóvedas otros países
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New York Times - 25 March 2011
Back to the Wild to Build Better, Climate-Resilient Wheat
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Scientific American - 25 March 2011
Back to the Wild to Build Better, Climate-Resilient Wheat
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New Agriculturalist - 10 March 2011
Global seed vault vital to counter threats to crop diversity
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Courrier International (France)- 9 March 2011
Que mange(ra)-t-on en 2050 ?
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Naftemporiki (Greece) - 1 March 2011
Νορβηγία: Tριών ετών το Διεθνές Θησαυροφυλάκιο Σπόρων
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Summit County Citizens Voice - 28 February 2011
Stocking up at the global seed vault
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Earth Times - 28 February 2011
Third birthday for Arctic stronghold of biodiversity celebrated with very cautious optimism
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PhysOrg - 25 February 2011
Rare, Unique Seeds Arrive at Svalbard Vault, as Crises Threaten World Crop Collections
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Science News Online - 25 February 2011
Rare, Unique Seeds Arrive at Svalbard Vault, as Crises Threaten World Crop Collections
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First Science - 25 February 2011
Rare, Unique Seeds Arrive at Svalbard Vault, as Crises Threaten World Crop Collections
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Food Ingredients First - 25 February 2011
Rare, Unique Seeds Arrive at Svalbard Vault, as Crises Threaten World Crop Collections
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Cordis News (Belgium) - 25 February 2011
Bumper crop for global seed vault
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Ice Blog (Germany) - 25 February 2011
Seeds in transit: from Australia to Svalbard
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Environmental News Service - 25 February 2011
Seed Vault Collection Grows As Do Threats to Crop Diversity
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La Republica (Peru) - 20 February 2011
Enviarán semillas de papa al Ártico
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Inilah (Indonesia) - 20 February 2011
Kiamat, Petani Timbun Kentang di Ruang Besi
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El Comercio (Peru) - 18 February 2011
El 'Arca de Noé' almacenará semillas para proteger a la humanidad
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El Nacional (Argentina) - 18 February 2011
Un arca de Noé para las papas peruanas
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BBC Mundo - 18 February 2011
Un arca de Noé para las papas peruanas
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Science Magazine - 18 February 2011
Tubers to Seek Safety on Ice
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United Press International - 18 February 2011
Potatoes to be kept in 'doomsday' vault
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RIA Novosti (Russia) - 18 February 2011
Перуанская картошка отправилась в Хранилище судного дня
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Express (Belgium) - 18 February 2011
Peru stuurt 1.500 aardappel-variëteiten naar zadenkluis
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All Headline News - 18 February 2011
Peruvian potatos, rare Australian seeds latest deposits into 'doomsday vault’
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Actualidad (Russia—Spanish) - 18 February 2011
Semillas de Papa Peruana se Envían a la Bóveda del Juicio Final
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Informe21 - 17 February 2011
Preservarán 1500 variedades de papas peruanas en el depósito mundial de semillas
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BBC News - 17 February 2011
Svalbard seed vault to take Peruvian potato samples
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The Register (UK) - 17 February 2011
Peruvian spuds entombed in Arctic 'doomsday vault'
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Seattle Weekly Blogs - 17 February 2011
Doomsday potatoes, in anticipation of the end of the world
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Knight Science Journalism Tracker - 17 February 2011
Perú: preservar las papas, y generar desarrollo con la ciencia, tecnología e innovación
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ABC News (Australia) - 16 February 2011
Aussie farmer puts seeds in doomsday vault
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Masrawy (Arabic)- 16 February 2011
استمرار الجهود المكثفة لانقاذ بذور سلالات نباتية مهددة بالاندثار
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Potato Pro - 15 February 2011
Peru to send 1500 native potato varieties to arctic seed vault
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How Stuff Works - 15 February 2011
Peruvian potatoes uproot, try their luck in the Arctic
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LA Weekly - 15 February 2011
Peruvian Farmers to Send 1,500 Potatoes to Arctic Seed Vault
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Radio Programas del Peru - 15 February 2011
Cerca de 1.500 semillas de papas serán enviadas al Ártico
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Fast Company - 15 February 2011
Post-Apocalyptic Potatoes: Exotic Spuds Now Safeguarded in Global Seed Vault
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AlSharq AlAwsat (Arabic)- 7 February 2011
الأمن الغذائي العربي والحاجة إلى سفينة «نوح» نباتية
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2010

Sydney Morning Herald - 12 January 2010
Australia plants seeds in Norway's doomsday vault
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Stock and Land - 12 January 2010
Aussie seed sent to Norway
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Farming First Blog - 27 December 2010
New Global Project Seeks Wild Crop Diversity
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Slashfood.com - 27 December 2010
Saving Seeds That Are Born to Be Wild
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Deutsche Welle - 22 December 2010
'Wild relatives' can save our food supply, says crop diversity group
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Agriculture Industry Today - 14 December 2010
Global Effort Launched to Save Wild Food Sources Threatened by Climate Change
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SciDev.net (UK) - 13 December 2010
Global wild seed hunt begins
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EcoSeed - 13 December 2010
Wild crops to be gathered and protected by global food security initiative
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Thai Press Reports - 13 December 2010
Endangered wild plants are key to saving major food crops

La France Agricole - 13 December 2010
Collecter la biodiversité sauvage avant qu'elle ne soit perdue (Fonds mondial)
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Western Daily Press (UK) - 13 December 2010
Effort aims to protect relatives of food crops

Morning Star (UK) - 13 December 2010
Norway gives EUR50m to world seed bank

The Times (Malta) - 13 December 2010
Search launched to save wild food crop from climate change

Africa Science News Service - 10 December 2010
Norway Pledges $50m To The Campaign To Collect, Use Endangered Wild Relatives
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Naturlink (Portugal) - 10 December 2010
Variedades silvestres de culturas estão a ser resgatadas
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United Press International - 10 December 2010
Wild seeds seen as world crop 'insurance'
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Voice of America - 10 December 2010
Plan to Protect Food Supply Against Global Warming Announced in Rome
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USA Today - 10 December 2010
Worldwide race to find wild crop genes begins
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Boas Notícias (Portugal) - 10 December 2010
Espécies selvagens de leguminosas serão salvas
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Rádio Renascença (Portugal) - 10 December 2010
Noruega financia “Arca de Noé” de legumes
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Publico.pt (Portugal) - 10 December 2010
Espécies selvagens de leguminosas serão resgatadas para ajudar a alimentar o mundo
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The Globe and Mail - 10 December 2010
Wild relatives of common crops may hold key to future of food
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Nature - 10 December 2010
Searching for wild relatives
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Straits Time (Singapore) - 10 December 2010
Global crop drive to resist climate change
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BBC - 10 December 2010
Wild food crop relatives to be 'rescued'
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Grist - 30 November 2010
Saving the world’s future food supply is key to climate adaptation, says Cary ‘Dr. Doom’ Fowler
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SciDev.net - 1 November 2010
Plant bank to preserve biodiversity of Pacific crops
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The Asahi Shimbun Globe - 27 October 2010
Cary Fowler: Save crop diversity for the future of mankind
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Radio Australia - 25 October 2010
Moves to save rare and exotic Pacific fruit and vegetables