The Seed Vault

Preserving Crop Diversity, Forever

Follow world-renowned scientist Cary Fowler into the heart of the arctic, where the Svalbard Global Seed Vault lies nestled in the frozen Norwegian landscape. Among the most important buildings in the world, the Seed Vault holds the key to human survival: more than 880,000 seed samples, the largest collection in the world. These seeds are critical because, unless safeguarded, agriculture biodiversity is at risk of decline in the face of changing environmental and population pressures.

Director(s): Daniel Sherer
Production: GoPro, Crop Trust
Actors: Cary Fowler
Year: 2017
Duration: 16 min
Our age recommendation: 12
Language (audio): English
Language (subtitles): English
Country of origin: United States
Shooting Locations: Norway
Screening rights: GoPro ()

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Main topic(s): Global Food Genetic Engineering + Seeds
Secondary topics: biodiversity food security toxins climate
Mentions: seed vault scientist survival seeds crops agriculture environmental change monoculture evolution conservation


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