The seeds are free for any Cherokee, but recipients have been limited because demand is so high. Collecting the seeds has been difficult and emotional, but the program has helped unify the community.
Cary Fowler of Global Crop Diversity Trust talks to us about climate change and what crop diversity used to look like before we started privatizing seeds.
Record high temperatures and rainfall last year caused unusually large leaks in a global backup system meant to protect against climate change.
Cary Fowler is a Senior Advisor to the Global Crop Diversity Trust. On this week's show, he talks about unintended consequences of the rise of big agribusiness.
Civil war in Syria has triggered the first withdrawal from a global seed storage bank to replace genetic stock of crucial crops.
When the vault first came to the public’s attention, Cary Fowler says the apocalyptic structure was enticing to writers, far more than a frozen gene depository.
The largest repository for European fruits and berries in the world is scheduled to be demolished to make way for a housing development.