Gap Fill - Seeds - Level 6


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A special storing the world's most seeds has now amassed over one million different plant . It recently took of a consignment of seeds from 70,000 different crops. Global Seed Vault is buried in an icy mountain in the Arctic Circle area of Svalbard, Norway. It was started years ago to safeguard the future of the world's food supply. Climate change is causing more and more around the world, which are threatening different species of plants. The vault holds of seed samples stored in other seed banks around the world. Hannes Dempewolf, a scientist at the Crop Trust, said: "Hitting the million is really significant."

Workers at the vault were not sure they would reach the million mark so . The crisis in Syria meant there was a of 90,000 seeds at the vault. The latest delivery to the vault included staples. There were also more unusual crops like the onion potato from Estonia and the Bambara groundnut, which is being developed as a drought crop in Africa. Marie Haga, executive of the Crop Trust, spoke about the of the vault. She said: "Safeguarding such a range of seeds means scientists will have the chance of developing and climate-resilient crops that can ensure future don't just survive, but thrive."

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