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2810, 2022

Seeds of Syria: How a birthplace of agriculture lost troves of its native crops, and why we should all worry

By Lyse MauvaisSolin Muhammed Amin|October 28, 2022|

Home to the wild ancestors of our most important crops, Syria once hosted one of the world’s biggest seed banks and grew several native varieties of wheat. But this collapsed during the war, and Syrians are now struggling to find good-quality seeds. How did the country lose its seed treasure, and with it, a wealth of genetic resources for humanity?

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