Norway.- Little by little, the things that happen in the world make us believe that the end of the world is near, but what if that were real?
In the event of a global catastrophe, there is an ‘end of the world’ vault in Longyearbyen, in the Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard where half a million seed samples are stored that will serve as food for humanity in the event of a tragedy for the human being.
This place can withstand earthquakes, bombs and other natural disasters that endanger people.
Up to 4.5 million varieties of crops can be stored there, which would be kept and used if human food ran out.
According to Marie Haga , the objective of this vault is “to safeguard a wide range of seeds, which would give scientists a better opportunity to develop nutritious and climate-resistant crops, which can ensure that future generations not only survive, but rather prosper.”
What’s Inside the Vault?
The seeds are stored in aluminum packages that contain around 500 seeds with heat, ensuring that they have a low metabolic activity and a perfect state of conservation. There are beans, chickpeas, rice, potatoes and wheat.