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Seed vaults are an ‘insurance policy for the world’s food.’ 100 scientists just spent 6 years hunting for plant species around the globe to add to those vaults in case disaster strikes.

As carbon emissions rise and the planet warms, domesticated crops like rice and wheat are losing nutritional value, and climate disasters are putting harvests and farmland at risk. Scientists keep seeds from important crops locked in seed vaults, but most vaults lack seeds from the wild relatives of important crops. […]
Seed vaults are an ‘insurance policy for the world’s food.’ 100 scientists just spent 6 years hunting for plant species around the globe to add to those vaults in case disaster strikes.