Posted: Jul 12, 2010 11:05 AM by Bea Karnes, News First 5
Updated: Jul 12, 2010 11:10 AM
Seeds from Colorado were placed in a doomsday vault over the weekend.
Wenk's Yellow Hots, Pico de Gallos and the unpredictably hot San Juan "Tsiles" chili peppers are now in a vault on a remote archipelago in the Arctic.
Sen. Ben Cardin, D-Md., says he and other congressmen delivered seeds on Sunday to a Norwegian seed bank on the remote Svalbard archipelago. Operators say the Svalbard Global Seed Vault has the world's most diverse repository of crop seeds and is a safeguard against war or natural disasters that could wipe out food crops.
The seeds came from a Department of Agriculture collection in Colorado.
In addition to peppers, seeds for plants including peanuts and melons were sent to the vault.