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"Since 2004, the Crop Trust, an international group based in Germany, has been funding, equipping and coordinating so-called genebanks around the world, which preserve repositories of vast amounts of seeds and the unique genetic material they contain. Yet another copy of all of that diversity is then stored in a vast “doomsday” vault on the remote Arctic archipelago of Svalbard, which tries to back up these collections with additional samples. It stores over 860,000 different varieties of global seeds, according to the Crop Trust, and has room for many, many more."
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2016/04/15/why-the-world-is-spending-half-a-billion-dollars-to-protect-humble-seeds/

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