Seeds Saved

The International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA) was able to save the gene bank samples stored at its main facility in Aleppo after the civil war began in Syria, and in recognition of that effort, the organization recently received the Gregor Mendel Innovation Prize, Nature's House of Wisdom blog reports.

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