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Arctic seed vault reaches one million mark

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The vault storing the world's most precious seeds is taking delivery on Monday of consignments that will take it to the one million mark.

More than 70,000 crops will be added to frozen storage chambers buried deep within a mountain in the Arctic Circle.

Cereal staples, unusual crops like the Estonian onion potato, and barley used to brew Irish beer are among them.

Monday marks the tenth anniversary of the Global Seed Vault in Svalbard.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-43171939

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Noxasa

Better to be safe than sorry.

Although, if they really want to be safe they need to open another one in Antarctica.  With our luck if an asteroid hits Earth it'll hit that vault at the same time it destroys crops and unprotected seed stores  worldwide.

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paperdyer

I agree.  We should have a back-up vault in Antarctica. In a disaster, I'd be willing to be Kudzu and dandelions will survive.

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