We've always been fascinated by the Svalbard Seed Vault. It's got everything: doomsday contingencies, priceless treasures, and a spooky vault located deep beneath the frozen tundra. But we never knew what it actually looked like inside. That's why we were so excited to see Motherboard's video from the depths of the vault — and we learned that it takes even more international cooperation than we thought to make it work.
"The World's Most Important Room"
A Global Effort
Exploring the Arctic's Global Seed Vault
Key Facts In This Video
The global seed vault can contain more than 4 million different crops, and up to 2.5 billion seeds. 00:42
Countries that are enemies outside the vault work together inside it. Even North Korea has seeds stored here. 02:40
Scientists have used the genes of ancient plants kept in the seed vault to develop new strains that can thrive in different growing conditions. 04:00
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