Friday, February 29, 2008

Another reason to be a proud Norwegian

Photo: Mari Tefre/Svalbard Global Seed Vault




Norway has initiated and financed the opening of the Svalbard global seed vault, a.k.a. the "doomsday vault" and "Noahs arch". The facility is available to the entire world and the concept is to secure seeds from all over the world in case of a global crisis. Countries from all over the globe have sent their most treasured seeds, like rice, wheat, lettuce, potato etc. etc.

And if you're wondering, like the CNN anchor was, why they chose this "hell forsaken" place - the answer is in the video.

The setting is almost right out of a James Bond movie.



http://edition.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/europe/02/26/norway.seeds/index.html#cnnSTCPhoto



and the official site ;



http://www.regjeringen.no/en/dep/lmd/campain/svalbard-global-seed-vault.html?id=462220

-bahareh


1 comment:

Kania said...

Damn another point for Norway!...money for having kids,free health care,good pay in my field....