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Ukraine’s giant seed bank at risk of being lost as war rages

Ukraine grain

London, UKReuters In underground vaults near Ukraine’s battlefields, the genetic code for nearly 2,000 crops is in danger of being permanently destroyed. The risk came into sharp focus earlier this month when a research facility near Ukraine’s national seed bank was damaged, according to Crop Trust, a non-profit organisation set up by the United Nations […]

Cult German board game seeks to save the world

Catan Crop Trust

Thomson Reuters Foundation A cult German board game whose fans include Hollywood actors Mila Kunis and Woody Harrelson may not seem the most obvious vehicle for raising awareness about the importance of preserving crop diversity. But that is what the makers of Catan are seeking to do with a new version of the popular game […]