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Global Seed Bank

Did you catch the 60 Minutes story last night on the new seed bank that’s been constructed in the Arctic? The so-called Doomsday Vault.

What a brilliant—and sadly, necessary—idea. Let’s hope they’re smart enough not to save any of those damn “Terminator” seeds. Not much longevity there!

If you missed it, you can read more from CBS News or Yahoo News.

Theoretically, you should be able to view a video of the segment, either direct from CBS or at AOL. I didn’t have much luck getting either to start though. Could be a Firefox incompatibility. <shrug> Let me know if they work for you.

One of the experts interviewed gave some staggering statistics of how many varieties of common food crops, like apples and wheat, have been forced into extinction through mono-culture, etc..

While there are, of course, other seed banks already, this one claims to be more resilient to global catastrophe. It certainly looked impressive. Who knows?

3 Responses to “Global Seed Bank”

  1. Mike J says:

    This is a response to your previous post…

    I have seen “Across the Universe”, and thought it was fantastic. I adore the Beatles, particularly their later stuff. Gorgeous cinematography, great music of course, and well cast. I don’t like musicals, but this bad boy is a must see!

    In fact, my iPod has been on a Beatles music tear ever sense I saw the movie.

    MJ

  2. Erin says:

    Pssst, Mike, that was the last post. ;)

    Seriously though, it’s funny you should say that about musicals. I’m the same way! As a teen, they used to give me headaches, without fail.

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