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"Doomsday Seed Bank" Prevents Global Disaster, Receives 60,000 Seed Samples

2020-02-26T04:18:06.759Z



China News Service, February 26. According to the "Central News Agency" report, the "Doomsday Seed Bank" in the Norwegian Arctic Circle received 60,000 seed samples from all over the world on the 25th. The world's largest crop repository stocks seeds to protect crops from global disasters.

It is reported that the seeds will be deposited in a deep mountain near Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen, Norway, about 1,000 kilometers from the North Pole.

Schmidz, chief executive of the crop trust fund in charge of the seed bank, said that as climate change and the loss of biodiversity increase, rescue efforts for endangered crops are creating new urgency.

He also said, "The large-scale storage of today's crop seeds reflects concerns about climate change and the loss of biodiversity, which will have an impact on food production. But more importantly, it shows an increasing emphasis on conservation and crop diversity around the world The role of sex is essential for farmers to strive to adapt to changes in the planting environment. Today, the institutions and countries that store seeds have expanded globally. "

It is reported that institutions in Brazil, the United States, Germany, Morocco, Israel and Mongolia send different varieties of common and wild crops.

It is reported that the latest shipment will raise the seed bank to about 1.05 million species. These seeds will be placed in three cellars of the seed bank, which is known as the "Noah's Ark" for food crops.

The seed bank was established to protect biodiversity in the face of climate change, war and other natural or man-made disasters. It can hold up to 4.5 million seeds.

The seed bank was opened in 2008 and is run by Norwegian infusions.

Source: chinanews

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