Svalbard means "cold coasts" in Icelandic. It is a tiny group of islands between Norway and what place?
the North Pole
Correct. Svalbard is between Norway and the North Pole.
How many seeds can the seed vault hold?
2.25 million seeds
2.25 billion seeds
Correct. The vault can hold 2.25 billion seeds, but rightnow, only one of the three rooms has seeds in it.
Which containers are best for the seeds?
Correct. Foil packaging keeps out moisture and heat.
If stored correctly, which type of seed has the longest life?
Correct. If stored correctly, sorghum could still grow 20,000 years from now.
Who owns the seeds?
the Global Crop Diversity Trust
the people who sent the seeds to the vault
Correct. Any seeds donated are owned by those that deposited them.
Banking on Seeds