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Scientists Add 50,000 Seeds to Arctic Doomsday Vault Because Everything Is Awful

Image: Svalbard Seed Vault/Crop Trust
The Svalbard Global Seed Vault in the Arctic Circle has received a major deposit of nearly 50,000 seed samples from around the world, bringing the total number of seeds stored at the remote facility to nearly one million. This latest deposit—one of the largest ever—is a critical step in ensuring global food security at a time when the world’s climate and geopolitics seems precarious. Read More >>