How ancient seeds from the Fertile Crescent could help save us from climate change

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ICARDA lab employee Bilal Inaty cuts a lentil plant in order to test it for various diseases at the ICARDA research station in the village of Terbol in Lebanon

Some of the tens of thousands of seeds stored at a facility in Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley may hold keys to helping the planet’s food supply adapt to climate change. Many seeds were saved from Syria’s war.

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