Cary Fowler is the Executive Director of the Global Crop Diversity Trust, which recently drew global media attention when the Svalbard Global Seed Vault opened its doors to 100 million seeds for permanent safekeeping in the Artic. The Trust will fund the Global Seed Vault and the work of developing countries and international seed banks to send their seeds for safekeeping. In his presentation, Dr. Fowler will address the history of the Trust and its efforts to secure crop diversity in the midst of global climate change. In 1985 Dr. Fowler was awarded the Right Livelihood Award (the “Alternative Nobel Peace Prize) by the Swedish Government. Fowler has been profiled on CBS 60 Minutes and the New Yorker, is the author of several books on the subject of crop diversity and more than 75 articles.
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