By Liz Welter
Marshfield News-Herald 

Sturgeon Bay holds seeds for the world


April 23, 2017

STURGEON BAY, Wis. (AP) — If a repeat of the Great Potato Famine was to strike or climate change so altered the Earth that water became scarce, potato seeds from the U.S. Genebank on the outskirts of Sturgeon Bay could provide the solution to a looming food crisis.

While that seems far-fetched or outlandish, it's not, USA Today Network-Wisconsin ( ) reported. A potato fungus about 15 years ago threatened crops around the nation. Potato seeds from Sturgeon Bay were among the tools used to avert a potato crisis. The fungus, called late blight, was a variation of the d...

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