The Earth’s backup: Svalbard’s Global Seed Vault!
Without seeds there would be no bread, no rice, no cups of coffee, no coconut, and no chocolate! We live in a world of seeds and the loss of a crop variety is as irreversible as the extinction of a Brontosaurus!
Carved into the solid rock of a permafrost mountain in Norway there is the Svalbard Global Seed Vault. It is a really cool long-term seed storage facility that was built to stand the test of time and the challenge of natural or man-made disasters. The Vault represents the planet’s largest seed collection: it holds more than 968.000 samples from every country in the world.