The Norwegian government will hollow out a cave on the ice-bound island of Spitsbergen to hold the seed bank.It will be designed to withstand global catastrophes like nuclear war or natural disasters that would destroy the planet's sources of food.Seed collection is being organised by the Global Crop Diversity Trust."What will go into the cave is a copy of all the material that is currently in collections [spread] all around the world," Geoff Hawtin of the Trust told the BBC's Today programme.BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | 'Doomsday' seed bank to be built
Monday, February 25, 2008
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I strongly feel that the Disaster Management is going to play a major role in coming years. While we anticipate the disasters in traditional forms like natural disasters or wars, newer and newer forms will emerge as a massive threat to humanity. Here is a good news - Norwegian government is planning to cave in seeds that humans need in an Arctic vault. Though this a pretty old news, it is in light again because EU's president will be visiting this vault in coming week.
Posted by Ganesh Kulkarni