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The Problem With The Doomsday Seed Vault

The Svalbard Global Seed Vault is undeniably fascinating: This concrete slab that juts out of the barren snowscape may represent humanity’s last hope in an apocalypse. But recently, plant scientists have questioned its mission.

Doomsday Seed Vault Adds 20,000 New Crops

This week marks six years since the Svalbard Seed Vault opened to serve as an agricultural Noah’s Ark for humanity. Within its walls, scientists have collected nearly one million seeds from all over the world — just in case. Now, they’re adding many more.