Norway's Ark (of Crops)

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  1. Cypros

    Cypros New Member

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    I think this is a brilliant idea! The Norwegians are not waiting for the rest of the world to change its behavior to save the environment:

    Norway building 'doomsday vault' to protect seeds

    But Norway's ambitious project is on its way to becoming reality. Construction began Monday on the Svalbard Global Seed Vault, designed to house as many as 3 million of the world's crop seeds.

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    Norway's Agriculture Minister Terje Riis-Johansen has called the vault a "Noah's Ark on Svalbard."

    Its purpose is to ensure the survival of crop diversity in the event of plant epidemics, nuclear war, natural disasters or climate change, and to offer the world a chance to restart growth of food crops that may have been wiped out.

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    http://www.cnn.com/2006/TECH/science/06/19/arctic.seedvault.ap/index.html
     
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  3. windovervocalcords

    windovervocalcords Former Member

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    How cool! I had hoped the Biosphere in Arizona may have accomplished something similar to this.

    What a great idea!
     
  4. SieSie

    SieSie Active Member

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    Thanks for the link, I think it's a great idea! I thought the following parts were interesting from that article:
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