Buried inside a mountainÂ on a remote Norwegian island, agricultural institutionsÂ from around the worldÂ are collaboratingÂ to safeguard important crops in the event of global catastrophe.
By preserving genetic materialÂ in an insulated, underground facility, theÂ Svalbard Global Seed VaultÂ hopes to guard against the permanent loss of plants that humanity relies on for food andÂ medicine.
According to a Marijuana.com analysis of Svalbard’sÂ database, there are 21,500 cannabis seeds being held for safekeeping in the vault. That’s more weed seeds than there are asparagus,Â blueberryÂ or raspberry seeds stored at the facility.
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