The $5m Svalbard International Seed Vault, to be excavated out of the side of a mountain in the arctic circle and built by the Norweigian government will be our last hope of restoring food crops in the event of a global catastrophe. (artwork from Global Crop Diversity Trust)
Construction begins in March, and the seed bank is scheduled to open in 2008.
The Norwegian government is paying the $5m (£2.5m) construction costs of the vault, which will have enough space to house three million seed samples. (Source: BBC News)
See inside the Vault (Global Crop Diversity Trust Web Site)
Bravo! This organization needs more support. We are facing a terrible future, where the stupid wars of today and yesterday will be as nothing to the destruction and death we will experience, if we continue without this kind of forethought and planning.