Seed warriors

By 2050 temperatures worldwide are expected to rise by at least 2 degrees. This will result in a drop in food production by up to 30% in some regions. How will we feed the world? Is the “Doomsday Vault”, built in the Norwegian permafrost, and containing seeds from around the world, a practical way of safeguarding the world's biodiversity or a utopian ideal?

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By 2050 temperatures worldwide are expected to rise by at least 2 degrees. This will result in a drop in food production by up to 30% in some regions. But global food demand will have doubled. How will we feed the world? Is the “Doomsday Vault”, built in the Norwegian permafrost, and containing seeds from around the world, a practical way of safeguarding the world's biodiversity or a utopian ideal? In this documentary we hear from the scientists behind this ambitious project and travel to Kenya to examine what the Svalbard Global Seed Vault can contribute to the fight against hunger.

FormatPal
ZoneZone 2
SupportDVD
LanguagesEnglish
SubtitlesFrench, German
DirectorMirjam von Arx, Katharina von Flotow
AudioDolby Digital 5.1
Ratio16/9
Runing time86
Production year2009
Edition year2010
ProductionIcan Films
EditorPraesens
Media number1

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Seed warriors

Seed warriors

By 2050 temperatures worldwide are expected to rise by at least 2 degrees. This will result in a drop in food production by up to 30% in some regions. How will we feed the world? Is the “Doomsday Vault”, built in the Norwegian permafrost, and containing seeds from around the world, a practical way of safeguarding the world's biodiversity or a utopian ideal?

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