A special vault the world's most precious seeds has now over one million different plant varieties. It recently delivery of a consignment of seeds from 70,000 different crops. Global Seed Vault is deep in an icy mountain in the Arctic Circle area of Svalbard, Norway. It was ten years ago to the future of the world's food supply. Climate change is more and more droughts around the world, which are different species of plants. The vault holds back-ups of seed samples in other seed banks around the world. Hannes Dempewolf, a senior scientist at the Crop Trust, said: " the million mark is really significant."
Workers at the vault were not sure they would the million mark so soon. The crisis in Syria there was a shortfall of 90,000 seeds at the vault. The latest delivery to the vault cereal staples. There were also more unusual crops like the onion potato from Estonia and the Bambara groundnut, which is developed as a drought tolerant crop in Africa. Marie Haga, executive director of the Crop Trust, about the importance of the vault. She said: " such a huge range of seeds scientists will have the best chance of nutritious and climate-resilient crops that can future generations don't just survive, but ."