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.