Saving The Ancient Seeds Of Syria

This may be the best and only good news to come out of Syria for some years, looking backwards or forwards.  Its importance should not be underestimated.

This post inspired by: Syrian seed bank saved after occupation by armed forces threatens unique collection of ancient grains

Yes, the stories of Syrian refugees are tragic and will always be with us, increasingly so. However, the future of every human being on the planet is entirely dependent on the availability of viable natural seed-stocks.  I don’t think that fact is anywhere near fully appreciated by many of us.  If it were, there would be no Monsantos or the like, and very probably much less conflict.

This story is encouraging but the action needs to be replicated everywhere. The story was posted only yesterday but I understand the events took place some time in 2012.  Thanks to  Sustainable Gardening Australia  for bringing it to my attention.

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