WORLD NEWS THE SEED VAULT Feb 27 Norway plans to spend 100 million Norwegian Crowns $ 12M USD to upgrade their doomsday seed vault known as the Svalbard Global Seed Vault Norway plans to spend 100 million Norwegian Crowns $12M USD to upgrade their doomsday seed vault which was built 12 years ago to safely store seeds to the world’s crops and plants from a potential natural or man-made global disaster There are 890886 seed varieties currently being conserved in the Seed Vault ___ Located inside a mountain on a remote island in the Svalbard archipelago halfway between mainland Norway and the North Pole the Svalbard Global Seed Vault was created by the Crop Trust- a foundation of the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization The vault was built in an abandoned Arctic coal mine surrounded by permafrost and thick rock to ensure the seeds stay frozen even without power The Crop Trust describes the vault’s mission as “safeguarding the building blocks of agriculture” ___ Photo Crop Trust Meme
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