– The doomsday seed vault:
In the remote archipelago of Svalbard, at the top of the planet, over the Arctic Ocean, is a doomsday seed vault. In total, the vault can handle about 2.5 billion seeds (or about 500 seeds each from about 4.5 million varieties of crops). It now houses well over 1 million seeds. It’s located at the end of the earth, due north of Europe, and administered by Norway. It’s outside of the northernmost town in the world, where sometimes the sun never rises and the moon never sets.
From California sunflowers to Asian rice, it contains the world’s insurance policy for securing survival. It has been described as a “frozen Garden of Eden.” It looks like a concrete wedge built into the side of a mountain, which in this case is permafrost. It can withstand an earthquake or a nuclear explosion. In fact, shortly after it opened, it withstood a 6.2-magnitude earthquake.
It is 620 miles from the North Pole. Construction costs were $9.1 million. The seed vault functions like having a personal safety deposit box in a bank. The bank owns the building and the depositor owns the contents of his or her box. Countries can deposit seeds at no charge and withdraw them as needed. It is supposedly funded by the Global Crop Diversity Trust, a U.N. spin-off based out of Rome.
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