'Indiana Jones' scientists collect seeds in wild for climate change fight

'Indiana Jones' scientists collect seeds in wild for climate change fight

"The expeditions were not a walk in the park. They were perilous at times, and physically demanding, with heat, dust, sweat and danger from wild animals - from blood-sucking leeches to tigers", said Hannes Dempewolf, senior scientist and the head of global initiatives at the Crop Trust. The project, managed by the Crop Trust in partnership with the Royal Botanic Gardens and Kew’s Millennium Seed Bank (MSB) and with Norwegian funding, is the most ambitious coordinated global effort yet to collect and conserve crops’ wild relatives.

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