Discovering the Svalbard Global Seed Vault
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What is a Seed Bank?
The answer is simple: a seed bank is a supply of seeds to be kept on hand in the case of an emergency or the unavailability of seeds. [THINK FOOD SECURITY!]
There are many reasons to invest in a seed bank. Whether the market has changed or famine and war have changed the way we get access to seeds, these banks represent a secure way to begin planting quality foods.
All our seeds offer you the chance to replant the seeds after a successful harvest, making your investment in food one of the best values you will find. All of our seeds will produce organic produce when properly cared for.
While we remain optimistic about the future, we feel it is best to control your own food supply and live a healthier lifestyle with the best non-hybrid, non GMO seeds available today!
Where is the World's Largest Seed Bank?
Deep in a mountainside located on the island of Spitsbergen, about 800 miles from the North Pole, stands a seed vault containing over 13,000 years worth of historical agriculture by way of a seed bank.
Countries from all over the world use this facility as a "back-up" to secure their food supply for the future.
Scientists travel all over the world collecting seeds to bring to the vault. Most scientists consider this place a "library of trial and error from our agricultural past". It has also been referred to as "the world's most important room".
There are over 4.5 million seed samples currently housed in the seed bank, however there's room for up to 2.5 billion.