Things I’ve never thought of before…

Like how to protect the world’s seeds from global catastrophe.

But somebody has. Somebody laid awake at night, wondering where one could stockpile seeds should the world fall into nuclear winter, or global warming took over, or aliens from Mars stormed the planet.

And so they blew a giant hole in mountainside permafrost and are going refrigerate it down to 0° F and rest easy that we’ll be able to grow wheat and barley after Planet Earth recovers from Armageddon.

Actually, I don’t know if someone laid awake at night or was worried about aliens from Mars destroying all our corn. But they are making a big cave in Norway to store seeds.

Read about it: Doomsday seed bank gears up for business.

Joel Maust

Joel Maust is a blogger, marketer and photographer living in the beautiful Flathead Valley of northwest Montana.

1 Comment


about 11 years ago

Joel, does this remind of the proverb in which the farmer kept building more barns to store up more produce?


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