Saving Seeds In Doomsday Vault To Stave of Catastrophic Starvation

Scientists are collecting a billion and a half seeds from all the world’s crops to keep in safe storage deep inside a mountain near the North Pole.

Why?

“These resources stand between us and catastrophic starvation on a scale we cannot imagine. And we now have, I think, kind of a perfect storm hitting agriculture,” Fowler says.

That “perfect storm” is crop extinction, a world population growing 50 percent in the next 50 years and global warming.

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Published in: on March 23, 2008 at 8:48 pm  Leave a Comment  

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