What are seed banks?



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    Seed banks are sort of like reserve stashes of crops in case of a disaster. Think of a seed bank as a savings account. Seeds are “deposited” into secure storage with the intention of “withdrawing” them in the future when they are needed. Just as you might keep money saved for an unforeseen emergency, scientists are saving up seeds to use for replanting in case certain crops die out or are destroyed. When stored correctly, seeds can remain viable for decades or even centuries. There are currently about 1,400 seed banks around the world, but the most famous is the Svalbard Global Seed Vault, which opened on Feb. 26, 2008. Also known as the Doomsday Vault, it functions as a global repository and backup for all other seed banks.

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    Think of seed banks as a savings account for seeds.  The seeds are deposited for safe keeping in case of an emergency.  The savings can be used to replant the plant in the event that certain crops are destroyed.  Currently there are 1,400 seed banks located around the world.  Right now our supply of wheat is at a thirty year low, for example.  Demand is exceeding supply, and these seed banks located around the world have been designed to safeguar the human population from the disappearance of crucial crops.  For LOTS more detailed information, please see the website listed below.

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    Seed banks, a descriptive noun ususally associated with marijuana, is a place that contains organized collections of various kinds of seeds.  The seeds are stored and kept safe so that in case their brothers in the wild (or those that are domesticated) are destroyed, they can be called upon for action.  It’s a safety measure so that the plants do not become extinct, and a precaution for the preservation of biodiversity. 

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