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The Doomsday Seed Vault on Svalbard has over 21,500 cannabis seeds in it. That means that there are more seeds in there for weed than there are for aspargus, blueberry and raspberry, for example.
      made by Anniss


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3 years ago #9784335        
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The main reason for so many cannabis seeds is because there are so, so, SO many varieties of hemp and marijuana. Hemp's DNA is ridiculously easy to manipulate, and new strains can be bred very quickly. There are over 400 documented species of hemp, and that's not counting all the subspecies and varietals. It's also a very useful plant: fiber products, biodegradable plastic, building materials, CBD (non-psychotropic pain medication). It's a highly nutritious source of vegetable protein, fiber, fatty acids, iron, and other vitamins and minerals. Plus it's a nitrogen fixer for soil, so it will grow on and improve the quality of poor soil. So, yeah, they've earned their spots in the vault.

6 years ago #9493139        
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AFAIK those seeds are mostly low THC varieties, and as such the primary use is make hempfiber. Hemp fibers remain one of the most durable and useful renewable resources there are for ropes and clothing.


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3 years ago #9808943        
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Well in the event of apocalypse, we're going to need it.

4 years ago #9770229        
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Well, when doomsday comes, you won’t be able to take the edge off by smoking aspargus...

3 years ago #9814706        
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If it is "doomsday", who will plant the seeds?

Tocsin

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3 years ago #9785430        
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It's for... medical use!

3 years ago #9783723        
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"Building the doomsday seed vault in svalbard", hmm... I always believe that komodo island is the safest island in the world, if the myth is true that the komodo dragon is the last living dinosaurs in the world, so... they already survive from meteor shower(massive asteroid), ice age, a lot of earthquake, tsunami, volcanic eruption, kanibalism (they eat their own eggs and their own species), wars, colonialism, indonesia politician, etc.. and still exist until now without any technology.. Maybe i should move to komodo village.. :D imageimage komodo dragon still alive not just creepy fossil imageimage

4 years ago #9686604        
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well gotta extort the pottheads somehow!

4 years ago #9685839        
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You kidding me, with all those polar bears hanging about he has to relax SOMEHOW lol


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5 years ago #9552573        
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well you know it could be a good currency when "doomsday" ever happened.

Karen

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3 years ago #9810995        
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Oh my-


really?

4 years ago #9770653        
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Unfortunately, due to global sea levels rising as a result of climate change, the Doomsday Seed Vault is now in danger of being flooded.


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4 years ago #9766221        
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Weed>actual food

4 years ago #9731167        
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Well, Probably so they don't feel wen they slowly die in the way humanity somehow ends long into the future. (Maybe not the best to hear from a 12 year old but, well..... umm... My mental age is 17 so it's not that bad that I say it! heh)

4 years ago #9720250        
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NO!!! NOT THE BLUEBERRIES!!!

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