Inside the Svalbard Seed Vault

A rare look inside the Svalbard Global Seed Vault which is closed ~350 days a year
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My trip to Norway was funded by Screen Australia, Film Victoria and Genepool Productions as part of a new project. More information soon.

Special thanks to Bente Naeverdal and the Crop Trust:

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Author qBMOp ( ago)
weed should go in now that it's mostly legal lol

Author Mr. Savage ( ago)
North Korea could be using those seeds now

Author Niehl0511 ( ago)
I'm Canadian so I'm not impressed.

Author CommySammy ( ago)
Where does he get all the money to travel to these places

Author Smart Games ( ago)
it's like the rebel base in star wars!

Author Max Power ( ago)
hope some one rapes u

Author I'm a memer ( ago)
No 420 fun time in sweden? i'm disgusted

Author RX4000 ( ago)
Kult å høre at de snakker norsk i bakgrunnen

Author RedPanda ( ago)
Norwegian accents lel

Author Incognito Pi? ( ago)
gene material hmm... from men... hmm... what is it...

Sperm. (Well its also called hot baby making seeds)

Author The Lone Warrior ( ago)
5:12 Nice to see that Kim Jong-Un is interested in preserving the global crop legacy, even though his people starve and are executed for minor little things or stuff that shouldn't be illegal.

Author savaş ay ( ago)
Just show the fukng place you fukcng cunt ! We dont have to see your fukn slut face!!!

Author Hichou 용 ( ago)
i have a question. if people in earth are starving and there are famines around. how do they know and if they keep these and we finish seeds to use for eating then will we get a waste of foods. and when earth ran out of food. will seeds keep us alive?

Author Getting Warmer ( ago)
A good project but they should not discriminate against hallucinogenic or mind-altering seeds.

Author Aussie Roberts ( ago)
they really should put weed seeds in there

Author sl1ckk1ll3r ( ago)
Hoth anyone?

Author Ryan Chen ( ago)
its a failsafe if the movie, "interstellar" happened-blight.

Author kainfury ( ago)
Would'nt it be wiser to have TWO seed vaults, located in 2 different countries?

Author bumble yeti ( ago)
Hmm. If it's so cold how come I can't see their breath?

Author blubase06 ( ago)
Syria withdrew from it to grow more crops. looks like Donald Trump is after their crops

Author waynusp1664 ( ago)
A GMO company DuPont/Pioneer Hi-Bred is the worlds largest owner of patented genetically modified seeds is the co-owner of Svalbard seed bank along with Bill Gates, Monsanto and the totally full of gmo then....this planet is for want of a better word....fucked!

Author jack faster ( ago)
mr ww3 is on the way!!! . you should save more seeds thanks!

Author Clan Unity ( ago)
"No gene edited seeds"
This woman is ill-informed to the maxima.

Author Jack GD ( ago)
That will most likely save lives in the future

Author JD F ( ago)
What if North Korea hid bombs in those boxes...

Author [No Username] ( ago)
Now we need 100 embryos of every living species on the planet (and a few million human embryos) so we can repopulate if, you know... Necessary.

Author Kvikklunsj 11 ( ago)
What's the lqnguage at 0:38?

Author Le reddit silver member ( ago)
That's stupid opium is very important and hemp would be the best crop for manufacturing

Author Ivan Benko ( ago)
Oh come on. There's gotta be weed in that vault.

Author Inclusive Outsider Οὖτις ( ago)
Wow excellent video, keeping as much biodiversity is important as a back up in order to protect us from the dangers of having mono-culture based farming practices. I enjoyed this video a lot.

Author Invalide_Account ( ago)
Sponsored by vault-tec

Author Dat ( ago)
bf4 - operation lockdown??

Author Psychic Sandshrew ( ago)
What if everyone actually just ejaculated in the boxes and when the world is over, we're only going to be able to eat sperm?

Author Duck Man3D5 ( ago)
PFFFF -18 im Canadian

Author Michael Adams ( ago)
I wonder if they have seeds of the gros michel?

Author jacob sack ( ago)
this guy and matt cousins kind of look alike

Author Xanode ( ago)
so no drug seeds? so that rules out tobacco, cannabis, opium(and the hundreds of drugs derived from it), the new world is going to be fun without any pain killers...

Author Xanode ( ago)
they got such a stick up their ass, they don't consider cannabis "good enough" to preserve....

Author Elise Adrielle ( ago)
omg noo the Norwegian accent

Author Adan Alspektor ( ago)
im getting cold just watching this...

Author drageben ( ago)
She talks like Jens Stoltenberg

Author drageben ( ago)
How many lokal norwegian seeds

Author First Last ( ago)
Why is it so warm? Only a few degrees below freezing? Surely there are colder places on Earth. Those were all GREAT questions you had by the way. Exploring lots of different possibilities. I like it : )

Author Bryce Leung ( ago)
i have a question, how would the seeds populate fast enough to grow the crops? Is there a way to multiply seeds (if the purpose of the seed bank is to maintain diversity) If not then how is this seed bank useful?

Author TheGreatNorwie ( ago)
I should go to svalbard I live in norway so it shouldn't be to much of a problem to get there.

Author nick lightbringer ( ago)
no weed wtf ???

Author nick lightbringer ( ago)
i hope the vault got,s a lot of weed seeds :}

Author koalten j ( ago)
those Canadian seeds probably have unlimited corn seeds from Saskatchewan

Author maruvacat ( ago)
We usually get -18 sometime in the winter where I live lmao

Author UpperUnder ( ago)
Svalbard sounds like something out of skyrim, so does that woman's voice.

Author Naweed Aziz ( ago)
Mr. Freeze Lives Here.

Author Der RaEuBeR ( ago)
THIS IS A MONSANTO BASE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Author Do Bo ( ago)
To no have marijuana is just stupid and outdated. Marijuana is probably one of ther most important seeds you can have. Hemp is used for so many things and are edible as well. Definitely needed in there.

Author TheMarcusGomez ( ago)
when you do this test on the equator the water will go which way?

Author Jim Phieffer ( ago)
the koreans were storing corn and rice

according to the website

Author Venkatesh Babu ( ago)
If they are the best gene pool how do you determine which are safe and which are derived.

Author YOLOGUY266 ( ago)
woah! how did you get to go in!

Author Turner Sugg ( ago)
Reminds me of Hoth

Author kanishq ruhil ( ago)
Love the engineer lady

Author Ole Johannes E Solhaug ( ago)
I am from Norway☺☺!!

Author Escher MODER ( ago)
So cool anyway is that the only seed vault

Author Im Bad at Good Names ( ago)
Wait.. what about the corn we eat!?! That's all genetically modified!

Author Lachlan Edwards ( ago)
I thought he meant 18 degrees celsius... then I realised he meant fahrenheit and my whole world got turned upside down!

Author MU FC ( ago)
Så stolt av å være Norsk :-) #Norge

Author Jonathon Kearney ( ago)
Is that Vault 7??

Author barduk4 ( ago)
how egocentric do you have to be to want to preserve your "genetic material" in a super vault meant to survive an apocalypse?

Author Temmie Tem ( ago)
question: where do the workers sleep?, is there is any wi-fi ? xD

Author aesopsystems ( ago)
The most secure bank in the world where they don't question what you put in!?

Why not send a lot of gold in there then.

Author DreadSage 27 ( ago)
Aint that vault 7

Author Kleeborp Xo ( ago)
Weed will not survive the apocalypse? Count me out

Author I am Capriking ( ago)
When they say Svalbard the first thing I think of is skyrim.

Author Jack Againski ( ago)
Just the Lord making sure seeds are saved to survive the coming Great Tribulation.

Author sofkincool ( ago)
no gmos? God damn people are dumb.

Author luke parker ( ago)
who actually made the vault and this is the best plan ever when ever there's a nuclear war soon

Author OLD-BIT ProGaming ( ago)
I think my seeds are safely stored under my pen (if You know what i mean)

Author panda 6672 ( ago)
I looked up one of the Canadian ones and it had 500 wheat seeds in it

Author Charles Halks ( ago)
If you don't save marijuana you might as well forget how to nuclear proliferate

Author J3ella Bellantoni ( ago)
What counts as "genetically modified"? Because- regular corn is genetically modified... Containing recombinant DNA? I suppose selective breeding doesn't count...

Author Rusevski Janko ( ago)
Are you crazy...?

Author Meme Vault Memes ( ago)
but wait... pea's are genetically modified so in the future if pea's die out will they no longer exist?

Author Taha Yasin ( ago)
Vault 111 is there

Author gary63693 ( ago)
I wonder if they ever gotta de-ice that place? that would be funny lol

Author Minecraft Jogesogg ( ago)
When you are from Norway, and a Norwegian trys to speak english, but gets that weird accent you just die inside....

Author Minecraft Jogesogg ( ago)
When you are from Norway, and a Norwegian trys to speak english, but gets that weird accent you just die inside....

Author Artem Zhuravski ( ago)
and near is nuclear weaponry stash (futurama thou)

Author Max Haibara ( ago)
man I can imagine GTA VI will add a heist mission into that place

Author Mega_Gamer_42 ( ago)
#we have seed that are not gmos

Author SuchCrazy ( ago)
this is in norway aint it?

Author I BOW TO YOU, LORD RAMA! ( ago)
Hope snowmobiles are running on cold air in the future because I dunno where the gas is gonna come from during the Apocalypse.

Author inxy ( ago)
9/11 remnants

Author CRaSHeCLiPs ( ago)

Author InkDropFalls ( ago)
Any one find the link she says about been able track any box reference numbers on the website can not find that i am interested to know whats in those boxes sent from Canada 4.23 min mark ....all so whats in the DPRK box

Author TheBruceMaharaj ( ago)
You X ray the seeds? I wonder if that hurts them.

Author Hidden Climax ( ago)
Created by Vault-Tec

Author Olly Q ( ago)
You know how I can tell its -18 degrees? Ummmm... It's cold?

Author Jacob Alvarado ( ago)
They have all the seeds. All of them. They have them hidden and more rooms then they say. They have potentially saved human genes and all chemically altered seeds with catalogued lists specifying what is done to it. You can't be so gullible to not believe they aren't as potential as you could be in their position

Author Jacob Alvarado ( ago)
It's gets hotter the deeper you go

Author The Undercover Duck ( ago)
It's like Star Wars hoth base

Author TrasherBiner ( ago)
I was hoping she would answer to the drug question : "NOOOOoooo...".

Author QuibusLicet ( ago)
There's a reason why they are not allowed to open the packages. Because some do in fact contain poppy seeds, cannabis and coca. By not being able to open them, they have plausible deniability. Besides no one would be so stupid NOT to include medicinal seeds such as those mentioned. It would be a sin against humanity, much like the so-called drug wars.

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