20,000 new seed samples deposited in Svalbard

A new shipment of seeds from food plants has been deposited in the Svalbard Global Seed Vault for long-term storage. The shipment, that was transported to the seed vault in Longyearbyen this week, contains 20,000 seed samples from Japan, Brazil, Peru, Mexico and the USA.

Svalbard Global Seed Vault.

Svalbard Global Seed Vault. (Photo: Simon Jeppson)

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