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Norway doomsday seed vault hits 1/2 million mark

• AP
Two years after receiving its first deposits, a "doomsday" seed vault on an Arctic island has amassed half a million seed samples, making it the world's most diverse repository of crop seeds, the vault's operators announced.

Cary Fowler - who heads the trust that oversees the seed collection, which is 1,000km from the North Pole, said the facility now houses at least one-third of the world's crop seeds.

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