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.


Anonymous said...

That is pretty cool! I never heard of it but what a fantastic idea.

bumbler of today said...

you think they'll give you a seed when you need it? Good luck CP!!