The Seed Banks of the World Continue to Grow

 

Did you know that there are a total of 1,400 seed vaults that are located in various locations around the world? Yup, over one thousand seed banks. That is about 7 seed banks for every country in the entire world.

This is usually an interesting fact that I bring up to those who are skeptical about purchasing a Survival Seed Bank. All over the world, leaders have acknowledged the need to safely store seeds in the case that war or natural disaster should wipe out crops. (Well, actually, I should say, they have decided to store seeds for WHEN their crops get wiped out, not if.) So, if all the smartest and most powerful people in the world all bought the same brand of shoes, wouldn’t you want those shoes, too? Especially if they were affordable? Sometimes popular trends are popular for a pretty dang good reason.

In Norway, just 620 miles away from the North Pole, you’ll find the biggest seed bank in the entire world. As of March 2010, this seed vault contains more than half a million samples of seeds, making it the largest and most diverse seed repository on the planet. And believe it or not, it’s not complete yet. There are types of seeds from areas such as India and China that are not yet included. As the collection grows, it could reach more than one million different types of seeds. The seed vault was built to withstand just about anything- flood, global warming, earthquakes, even nuclear strikes.

The need for a truly secure, resilient seed bank has already presented itself throughout history. Seed vaults within both Afghanistan and Iraq have recently been destroyed by war. Another bank was destroyed in the Philipines after the typhoon in 2006. The arctic seed bank was then started in 2008 when experts realized that the other 1,400 seed banks may need a back up plan. The reality is that the other 1,400 seed banks do risk losing their deposits.

Now all of this brings us back to the Survival Seed Bank. Obviously, if there were no need to safely keep seeds, there wouldn’t be 1,400 seed banks in the world, right? I think it is a fantastic idea to use the arctic seed bank as an example. Purchase your own Survival Seed Bank. Each packet of seeds is specially packaged in order to have a shelf life of 20 years. You could bury your bank for a full 20 years, dig it up, and have seeds that are still in perfect condition. 

Be prepared to plant your own crisis garden when you need it most. It is one of the best things you can do to protect the health and safety of your family.

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3 comments so far

  1. […]   Did you know that there are a total of 1,400 seed vaults that are located in various locations around the world? Yup, over one thousand seed banks. That is about 7 seed banks for every country in the entire world. This is usually an interesting fact that I bring up to those who are skeptical about purchasing a Survival Seed Bank. All over the world, leaders have acknowledged the need to safely store seeds in the case that war or natural disaste … Read More […]

  2. nick on

    I like this website it was very helpful and it gave a lot of info so i want to say thank you a lot.


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