Doomsday Seed Bank Opens This Week

The Arctic doomsday seed vault will open this week, according to the Press Association.

The Svalbard Global Seed Vault is the world's insurance policy on a host of threats that could destroy important crops, from global warming and war to natural disasters like drought, flood and wildfire.

The vault's initial repository will include 250,000 varieties (10 million seeds) from "virtually every country in the world," according to the Association.


"It's kinda comforting and terrifying at the same time. Hopefully we will never use it, but at the same time if we it is necessary we have backup."

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