If there is one important film you need to watch this year to get over the Oscars #EnvelopeGate it is this one – the Crop Trust’s Svalbard’s Global Seed Vault.
I watched this film with my son. You should too.
Since 1903, over 93% of fruit and vegetable varieties in the U.S. have gone extinct. With a changing climate, the only way agriculture can adapt and continue to feed the world is with crop diversity. The Global Seed Vault’s mission is to ensure agriculture remains resilient to environmental changes.
Among the most important buildings in the world, the Seed Vault holds the key to human survival: more than 880,000 seed samples, the largest collection in the world. These seeds are critical because, unless safeguarded, agriculture biodiversity is at risk of decline in the face of changing environmental and population pressures.