Big money thinks Doomsday is coming. Think about it, and change your behaviour.

So the seeds are starting to arrive in the “Doomsday Vault”, an arctic store for seeds sponsored by big names with big money, like Gates, Rockefeller, Dupont, Syngenta, FAO of UN, Moore Foundation etc.

The trouble is, it doesn’t really work.  Nature is not like that.  The vitality of seeds declines over time, however they are stored.  The whole point of “life” is that it changes.  Seeds are part of a cycle and need to be used to grow plants to produce new seeds.  Otherwise they are just a dead museum piece that might be used to examine DNA but are not going to be any use in reproducing ecosystems.

The money, people and other resources backing the vault would be better spent preserving living nature now.  That means consuming less of it and educating rich people about the damage they do to the planet and themselves.

And we can all help by using a bit of common sense:  Eat better, travel less and spend more time with people and in nature.

Svalbard Global Seed Vault

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