Arctic Doomsday ‘Global Seed Vault’ – CNN

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Deep in the side of a mountain in the Arctic archipelago is the Svalbard Global Seed Vault. Known as the “Doomsday Vault,” this seed bank — operated by the Norwegian government and containing a seed of just about every known crop in the world — is meant to be humanity’s backup in the event of a catastrophe that devastates crops. But it was not a natural disaster that has caused scientists to have to dip in and make the first s...