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    The Global Doomsday Seed Vault

    The Svalbard Global Seed Vault is a secure seed bank on the Norwegian island of Spitsbergen in the remote Arctic Svalbard archipelago, about 810 miles from the North Pole. The vault was carved into the Arctic permafrost and filled with samples of the world’s most important seeds was inaugurated, providing a Noah’s Ark of food crops in the event of a global catastrophe

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    The seed bank intends to collect and store a quarter of the world’s plant species by 2020 to support conservation and safeguard biodiversity. The bank is the largest wild seed bank in the world holding 3.5 billion seeds from around the world in its vaults.

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