The Man Who Saved The World 

Buried deep in the Arctic, the Svalbard Global Seed Vault protects and preserves mankind’s agricultural heritage. Here’s how Memphian Cary Fowler helped make it happen.

It is 4,059 miles from Memphis, Tennessee, to the Svalbard archipelago in the Arctic. Svalbard is the northernmost European settlement and north of the Arctic Circle — meaning it's subject to polar night and midnight sun for months at a time. The…

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