Memphian and seed vault partner to receive World Food Prize

By , Daily Memphian Updated: May 14, 2024 5:50 AM CT | Published: May 13, 2024 5:55 PM CT

Cary Fowler, a 1967 graduate of White Station High, and Geoffrey Hawtin created the “doomsday vault,” an underground seed storage facility built in the Svalbard Archipelago in Norway, 600 miles from the North Pole.


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Jane Roberts

Jane Roberts

Longtime journalist Jane Roberts is a Minnesotan by birth and a Memphian by choice. She's lived and reported in the city more than two decades. She covers business news and features for The Daily Memphian.


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