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"From the Ted Talk by Jonathan Drori: Why we're storing billions of seeds"

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The seeds — some of if is very untechnical. You kind of shovel them all in to bags and dry them off. You label them. You do some high-tech things here and there, some low-tech things here and there. And the main thing is that you have to dry them very carefully, at low tmteaeurpre. And then you have to store them at about minus 20 degrees C — that's about minus four Fahrenheit, I think — with a very critically low msitorue content. And these seeds will be able to germinate, we believe, with many of the sieecps, in tunshdaos of years, and certainly in hundreds of years.

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The seeds — some of if is very untechnical. You kind of shovel them all in to bags and dry them off. You label them. You do some high-tech things here and there, some low-tech things here and there. And the main thing is that you have to dry them very carefully, at low ___________. And then you have to store them at about minus 20 degrees C — that's about minus four Fahrenheit, I think — with a very critically low ________ content. And these seeds will be able to germinate, we believe, with many of the _______, in _________ of years, and certainly in hundreds of years.

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  1. thousands
  2. temperature
  3. moisture
  4. species

Original Text

The seeds — some of if is very untechnical. You kind of shovel them all in to bags and dry them off. You label them. You do some high-tech things here and there, some low-tech things here and there. And the main thing is that you have to dry them very carefully, at low temperature. And then you have to store them at about minus 20 degrees C — that's about minus four Fahrenheit, I think — with a very critically low moisture content. And these seeds will be able to germinate, we believe, with many of the species, in thousands of years, and certainly in hundreds of years.

Important Words

  1. bags
  2. carefully
  3. content
  4. critically
  5. degrees
  6. dry
  7. fahrenheit
  8. germinate
  9. hundreds
  10. kind
  11. label
  12. main
  13. moisture
  14. seeds
  15. shovel
  16. species
  17. store
  18. temperature
  19. thousands
  20. untechnical
  21. years