Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Norway to Build Arctic Noah's Ark

The Norwegian government is building a frozen "Noah's Ark" in their Arctic region to safeguard the world's crop seeds from any possible world catastrophe. The Global Seed Vault will be built on the island of Svalbard which is 600 miles from the North Pole. It includes space for three million seed varieties such as rice, wheat, and barley as well as fruits and vegetables. Norway has worked with the U.N.'s Food and Agriculture Organization on these plans. It would receive financial support from the Global Crop Diversity Trust to help poor countries use the storage. Construction for The Global Seed Vault begins this month in June and should be completed by September 2007. What will they think of next?

See Free Spirit Gallery for awesome Arctic Art.

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