Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Protecting Seeds

This is an interesting article about the new seed bank in the Arctic. Here's hoping that we never have such a huge disaster that we need to use it.....

Doomsday’ seed vault opens in Arctic
Frozen ‘Garden of Eden’ secures biological diversity for future generations

By Doug Mellgren
LONGYEARBYEN, Norway - A "doomsday" seed vault built to protect millions of food crops from climate change, wars and natural disasters opened Tuesday deep within an Arctic mountain in the remote Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard.
"The Svalbard Global Seed Vault is our insurance policy," Norway's Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg told delegates at the opening ceremony. "It is the Noah's Ark for securing biological diversity for future generations."....read more