svalbard global seed vault

Icy Global Seed Vault Hosts Global Warming Meeting

Article: Icy Global Seed Vault Hosts Global Warming Meeting

LONGYEARBYEN, Norway, February 26, 2009 (ENS) – Four tons of seeds representing hundreds of crop species were delivered today to the Svalbard Global Seed Vault as it celebrated its one-year anniversary. The vault in nothern Norway is intended to serve as a fail-safe backup should the original samples be lost or damaged or to provide…

First Seeds Placed in Arctic Global Seed Vault

Article: First Seeds Placed in Arctic Global Seed Vault

LONGYEARBYEN, Norway, February 26, 2008 (ENS) – The Svalbard Global Seed Vault opened today on a remote island in the Arctic Circle, receiving the first shipments of what will be a collection of 100 million seeds from more than 100 countries. Unique varieties of the African and Asian food staples maize, rice, wheat, cowpea, and…