In Case of Global Catastrophe…

Save the seeds!  Yes, I said seeds.  Check this out:

svalbard Seed Bank

This is the Svalbard Global Seed Vault.  It is a seedbank located on the Norweigan island of Spitsbergen near the city of Longyearbyen.

Svalbard

This seedbank is the ultimate seedbank.  It has collected seeds from every seedbank in the world. (including many developing countries)  It is amazing in it’s magnitude. The seedbank is funded by the UK, Norway, Australia, Sweden, Switzerland, and (surprisingly) the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

What’s fascinating is that this seedbank is could outlive pretty much anything.  If the world ends and it needs to be created again, this seedbank will have everything.  I wonder though, who has teh keys to this place?  (I’m sure Bill sates has one)  And also the world ends… who’s there to plant seeds, or get to the outskirts of Norway to get these seeds…

Svalbard Seedbank

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~ by katoque on March 31, 2009.

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