Eco-warrior: Arctic storeroom for crops of the future

On an Arctic mountain on an island near the North Pole, the Svalbard International Seed Vault is being carved out by scientists with the Global Crop Diversity Trust in an effort to ensure the long-term survival of the world’s vital food crops.

2nd September, 2006

On an Arctic mountain on an island near the North Pole, the Svalbard International Seed Vault is being carved out by scientists with the Global Crop Diversity Trust in an effort to ensure the long-term survival of the world’s vital food crops.

A hedge against catastrophic events such as a nuclear war or a natural disaster, the doomsday repository is part of a broad global strategy to protect the world’s food supply through...

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