Mar 30, 2016

The Doomsday Seed Vault Near the North Pole With Over 850,000 Seed Varieties

By on Wednesday, March 30, 2016

On 26 February 2008 the Svalbard Global Seed Vault officially opened. The seed bank is situated 120 meters (390 ft) inside a sandstone mountain on Norway’s Spitsbergen Island, about 1,300 km (810 mi) from the North Pole.
To date, there are an astonishing 864,309 seed varieties in the vault (approx. 1.5 million distinct seed samples of agricultural crops are thought to exist globally).


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