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Cary Fowler and the 'Seeds of Time'

Lying deep in a mountain in the far north of Norway are three icy chambers. Inside those rooms at the top of the world are seeds—hundreds of millions of them—that someday could be the world’s dinner. The Svalbard Global Seed Vault, which opened in February 2008, has been called many things—The Doomsday Vault, Noah’s Ark, The Fort Knox of Food. Cary Fowler, an alumnus of Rhodes College, is the executive director of the Global Crop Diversity Trust in Rome, Italy. Since spearheading the Global Seed Vault project, he has been dubbed 'The World’s Seed Banker.'