by Tiffany White
Target: José Graziano da Silva, Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Goal: Preserve the millions of seeds that ensure future agricultural and plant diversity.
The seeds that could save the world in the event of an environmental catastrophe are in serious danger from….environmental catastrophe. Nearly one million seeds comprise the Svalbard Global Seed Vault, also known as the Doomsday Vault. Escalating climate change has now put every one of these potentially life-saving seeds at risk.
The vault, located in an abandoned mine of an Artic archipelago in Norway, hosts the most diverse selection of plant seeds in the world. Contributions have been made from countries around the globe, with the idea of preserving the se….