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Arctic 'doomsday' food vault welcomes millionth seed variety

Reuters Tuesday, 25 February 2020
A vault in the Arctic built to preserve seeds for rice, wheat and other food staples contains one million varieties with the addition on Tuesday of specimens grown by Cherokee Indians and the estate of Britain's Prince Charles.
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News video: Svalbard Doomsday Vault Gets New Seed Deposits

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The “doomsday” vault in Svalbard, Norway recently welcomed the first significant seed deposit since its multi-million-dollar update.

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