May 16, 2012

crookedindifference:

Svalbard Global Seed Vault

A secure seedbank located on the Norwegian island of Spitsbergen near the town of Longyearbyen in the remote Arctic Svalbard archipelago, about 1,300 kilometres (810 mi) from the North Pole. The facility preserves a wide variety of plant seeds in an underground cavern. The seeds are duplicate samples, or “spare” copies, of seeds held in gene banks worldwide. The seed vault is an attempt to provide insurance against the loss of seeds in genebanks, as well as a refuge for seeds in the case of large-scale regional or global crises. The seed vault is managed under terms spelled out in a tripartite agreement between the Norwegian government, the Global Crop Diversity Trust (GCDT) and the Nordic Genetic Resource Center (NordGen).

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    also for when the NWO happens and all the crops are wiped out and the survivors don’t want to use monsanto’s nasty shit
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    A secure seedbank located on the Norwegian island of Spitsbergen near the town of Longyearbyen in the remote Arctic...
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