More Than Half of Wild Coffee Species Are at Risk of Extinction
Wild coffee is not normally harvested, but it is crucial to the sustainability of cultivated varieties like Arabica and Rustica.
This Agronomist Is Safeguarding the World’s Seeds
Åsmund Asdal coordinates with gene banks to preserve thousands of seed varieties in a safely guarded Nordic vault.
Seed Researchers Just Saved the Gin and Tonic from Extinction
Thanks to a seed-banking project from the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew, juniper—one of the main ingredients in gin—is now safe from the fungal disease that had threatened to wipe it out.