Memphis Moment: Carey Fowler and the Global Crop Diversity Trust

Memphis, TN – Cary Fowler, a native Memphian and a leader in the field of conservation and crop diversity, is out to save the world, on seed at a time. A graduate of White Station High School and Southwestern College, he is now the Executive Director of the Global Crop Diversity Trust, working to preserve millions of seeds, representing all of the world's known food plants. He plans to store all the seeds in the Svalbard Global Seed Vault, an underground sub-zero storage facility, carved out of a remote Arctic mountain.

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