20/08/2009 - Banking On Life

In this study of the history and future of seed banks across the world, Richard Scrase takes a look at the largest such store in the world, The Millennium Seed Bank in Sussex, as it takes in its billionth seed.

What is the importance of keeping such repositories?

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28 minutes

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Fri 21 Aug 2009 00:32 GMT

BBC World Service Archive

BBC World Service Archive

This programme was restored as part of the World Service archive project