What a fascinating story... CBS 60 Minutes did a piece last night on the "Doomsday Vault," a vault buried in the ice of Norway that contains all the seeds of every plant they could find of the world. An estimated 4.5 million seeds will find the vault home to be available to save mankind when doomsday hits. Doomsday could be anything -- including global warming, natural disasters, war, and (in my opinion), when Monsanto takes control over all seed production in the world. 60 minutes did, in fact, mention the "industrialized seeds" that are causing many original strains of plants/seeds to become extinct. All the more reason to buy organic or better yet, heirloom. Seeds that existed for 1000's of years are slowly disappearing, until these devoted seed folks found and preserved them forever. Very, very interesting topic. One many folks think little of, yet IS our life on earth.