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Saving Seeds For The Future

by Wangah Wanyama
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TURRIALBA – In the tropical mountains of Costa Rica (Central America), scientists are preserving seeds collected over decades. In temperatures as low as minus 20 degrees Celsius, the seeds can be kept for up to 40 years for purposes of research, genetic engineering of plants more resistant to pests, diseases or changing weather, or to replace species that die out.

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