“Doomsday” Vault Will End Crop Extinction, Expert Says

Publication: National Geographic News   Date: December 27, 2007   View Article

Deep in Norway’s frozen Svalbard archipelago sits a high-tech facility that could save the world.

If global catastrophes like asteroid impacts or disease pandemics were to strike, seeds stored in this first ever “doomsday” vault would ensure that humans could regrow the crops needed for survival.

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