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Doomsday Vault Will Protect Millions Of Seeds

by Pat Coate | February 12, 2007
"(The vault is) simple, it's functional, it runs by itself. We can't have a better design."
- Cary Fowler, Global Crop Diversity executive director

Oslo, Norway - An Arctic "doomsday vault" aimed at providing mankind with food in case of a global catastrophe will be designed to sustain the effects of climate change, the project's builders said Friday as they unveiled the architectural plans.

The top-security repository, carved into the permafrost of a mountain in the remote Svalbard archipelago near the North Pole, will preserve some three million batches of seeds from all known varieties of the planet's crops.

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