Seeds Bring Plant Back From Extinction

But at what cost?

Planting some squash seeds doesn't sound like a big deal, but when the type of squash is extinct and the seeds used came from an 800-year-old pot uncovered by archeologists, you have to admit it's impressive. You also have to wonder if it's even ethical to do, especially if it affects other modern day plants as a result. 

Students are cultivating the huge squash to ensure its survival, but what if it went extinct for a reason? We have too many invasive species and a very delicate balance of life to preserve, especially as we humans continue to waste and destroy so much on a daily basis. Squash doesn't sound like it could do much damage, but who knows, and who is really performing the risk analysis for these projects?

Have you heard of any other strange gardening stories this week?

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