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The group of investors includes The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, The Rockefeller Foundation, Monsanto Corporation, Syngenta Foundation, and the Government of Norway.

African seed collection first to arrive in Norway on route to Arctic seed vault

Scientists to capture DNA of trees worldwide for database

Hungary to start the world’s first wild seed bank

Experts prepare for lunar ‘Doomsday Ark’

‘Doomsday’ seed vault opens in Arctic

Gene alarm on GM crops (Telegraph India, June 3 , 2011 ):

New Delhi, June 2: Indian scientists have discovered that the genetic modification of plants with a gene already used in crops worldwide may severely damage the plants, a surprising finding that may stir a debate on current crop biotechnology science.

The scientists at the University of Delhi have shown that inserting a bacterial gene that makes a protein named Cry1Ac into genomes of plants appears to cause developmental defects, growth retardation and sterility in the plants.

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