A Warning Cry From the Doomsday Vault

Humanity’s food security is at far more risk than you realize

Snow surrounds the entrance to the Svalbard Global Seed Vault in Svalbard. Photo: Ivar Kvaal for Bloomberg Businessweek

By Jonas O Bergman

On this winter day, the world was upside down: it was raining in the Arctic Circle and snowing in Rome.

The contradiction was not lost on those gathered at the Svalbard Global Seed Vault, located near the top of the world. The…

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