Svalbard Global Seed Vault: 860k seed samples stored for survival in case of a global extinction event

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(NaturalNews) You may have heard about the Svalbard Global Seed Vault – a huge underground concrete structure dug into the side of a frozen mountain in a remote archipelago halfway between the Norwegian mainland and the North Pole – but is the facility really there to benefit mankind by protecting crop diversity, or does it serve a more sinister and secret purpose?

At first glance, the Svalbard seed vault (sometimes called the “Doomsday Vault”) seems like a very good idea. The facility’s stated aim is to “secure, for centuries, millions of seeds representing every important crop variety available in the world today.”

Embedded in solid rock beneath the permafrost, the Svalbard vault is capable of preserving seeds for hundreds of years without the need for electrical power to maintain a low temperature. (Click to Article)

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