Sure, the Svalbard Global Seed Vault is out to conserve our agricultural diversity, but who exactly is that diversity being saved for?

Cary Fowler in front of the Svalbard Global Seed Vault during its construction in 2007
(photo by Bair175)

So with part 1 in this series having explained how the Svalbard Global Seed Vault might be even less secure than what's been recently conveyed by the popular press, and with part 2 having relayed just two of which could have been many more statements that might cajole somebody into questioning the motivations behind the Svalbard Global Seed Vault itself, a not-quite undeserved query to come about from all this might therefore be something along the lines of "What then could the purpose of the Svalbard Global Seed Vault effectively be?"

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