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Act today and Save the world's first seed bank

Food Democracy Now - Act today and Save the world';s first seed bank

This week a Russian court ruled that the world’s first seed bank outside of St. Petersburg may be destroyed to make way for private housing developments. If allowed, this decision will have a catastrophic impact on global plant diversity. Called a 'Living Library', the Pavlovsk Station, is considered the "crown jewel" of agricultural biodiversity since 90% of the collection’s varieties are not found anywhere else on the planet. Scientists around the world are calling the decision an assault against biodiversity and the memory of the bitter struggle that kept this renowned seed bank alive during the darkest days of World War II.

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