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Touring the doomsday seed vault

A look inside the Svalbard Global Seed Vault on the Norwegian island of Spitsbergen.


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Comment icon #1 Posted by rashore on 13 June, 2017, 13:31
I've always been a big fan of the doomsday vault. I think seed vaults, germplasm systems, seed banks and exchanges, and heritage growers are all important to the security and viability of our seed stocks. I'm not too sure about the end of the world stuff.. but I do think we could manage to wipe out or lose a bloodline or few on things, and if we do, we will be happy we kept the original parentage intact.
Comment icon #2 Posted by ChrLzs on 14 June, 2017, 6:05
Don't have time to verify this or link it, but I'm pretty sure that recently the entrance of the vault was flooded due to some unprecedentedly warm local weather! Thankfully the water did not get far enough to damage any of the samplesbut could have... the managers said they were shocked by the event and were now very carefully monitoring the situation... So it's not exactly as secure/well-protectedas we were ledto believe.
Comment icon #3 Posted by Golden Amazon on 18 June, 2017, 18:56
Who will be picking up the seeds after a disaster. Don't they trust the new GMO seeds to regrow on the world and feed the few people left? Silly.

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