Friday, February 27, 2009

Seed preservation for future generations

Short term preservation.

Long term preservation.

Well, there are food banks, sperm banks, and now "seed" banks. A good idea? Yes. Just in the event of a man-made or natural catastrophe, it is a good idea to save what feeds humans. Svalbard Global Seed Vault is the largest and located in Norway but there are others too: The Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Kew Royal Botanic Gardens' Millennium Seed Bank [United Kingdom], and the Greenbelt Native Plant Center.

Svalbard Global Seed Vault [Wikipedia]

Svalbard Global Seed Vault

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