VPRO Backlight: seed battles

Hidden deep inside a massive mountain in inhospitable Spitsbergen is the most important vault in the world: the Global Seed Vault. It's Noah's ark for our food production with the largest diversity in seeds from all over the world.

The "Doomsday Vault", as it is called today, and its worldwide mission, is the life's work of the inspired American professor Cary Fowler. Backlight gains an insight into the worldwide political and strategic game that is being played. The stakes: our daily bread.

Text: VPRO Backlight / Photo: Mari Tefre/Svalbard Global Seed Vault