July 7, 2012 at 7:30 pm (Uncategorized)

Thanks to Isopleth for promoting my review of S. Smith’s Seed Savers Book One: Treasure. Check this post and his blog. I personally look forward to reading his adventures in ‘mapping a dynamic earth.’

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National Geographic recently published an article entitled “Doomsday” on the Norwegian’s effort to save the worlds crops from agricultural Armageddon.  They have created a bank that can help ensure a variety of genetic material is safe from disaster, famine and disease.  The bank is located on a remote chain of islands nestled in the Arctic.  The cold tempuratures and armed guards protect the seeds from attack of decay, foriegn nations or evil entities.

The 750,000 variety of seeds collected thus far come from more than 123 nations and work like a safety deposit box for the contributors.  The seeds are collected by depositers and seeled in jars then shipped to the vault in Norway.  There preservation is reviewed, many seeds are placed in jars or vacuum seeled bags and then placed into the cold storage facility.  The bank has a capacity of 2.25 billion seeds.   If a farmeras crop is devastated…

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