Tuesday, February 26, 2008

This is Cool

Svalbard_seed_vault A US scientist is leading an effort by The Global Crop Diversity Trust to preserve the world's food crops in case of some horrible catastrophe.  Under a remote mountain in Arctic Norway, a seed bank will open today that will preserve 4.5 billion seeds for up to hundreds of thousands of years.  The vaults are between -15 and -20 Fahrenheit and will withstand even global warming.


This is one of those amazing projects that takes a ton of money and effort.  But what it really takes is folks thinking ahead, preserving the future from the bumblers of the present.


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