Wednesday, September 30

Global Seed Vault


I posted this on LookingSeeingSaying last semester but I have to post it again because it is absolutely outrageous. The Svalbard Global Seed Vault, located on the Island of Svalbard, Norway, approximately halfway between the mainland and the North Pole, is exactly what it sounds like. A vault, hidden deep in the frozen ground, where copies of many of the world's seeds are stored. Wangari Maathai makes an interesting point, in support of the seed vault, about genetic engineering and privatization of seeds endangering farmers crops. According to her the vault is a place where the crops of humanity can be stored in safety.

What a way to install fear.


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