From: Georgina Cooper, Reuters
Published January 29, 2009 11:34 AM

Seed bank for the world threatened by financial crisis

ARDINGLY, England (Reuters) - A seed bank that is trying to collect every type of plant in the world is now under threat from the global financial crisis, its director says. 

The Millennium Seed Bank Project aims to house all the 300,000 different plant species known to exist to ensure future biodiversity and protect a vital source of food and medicines, director Paul Smith said.

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