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 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To no have marijuana is just stupid and outdated.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.

Author Foppa ( ago)

Author Claustrum S ( ago)
If it's so cold, why can't we see their breaths? Conspiracy red flag!!!

Author John Smith ( ago)

Author Brendan Clark ( ago)
I'd store my genetic material in her 💦💦💦💦

Author Henry Ward the Kosciuszko Lion ( ago)
no Wonder Elites around the world are interested in filling world's natural resources of their supposed lands full of seeds in stockpile banking them in this arctic bunker. Yeah I am certain the elites are preparing for Nuclear Annihilation not far from us now.

Author Stephen Nkya ( ago)
who else came here because of wikileaks ...... *VAULT7

Author Were Puppy ( ago)
I feel like such a n00b with my couple hundred seeds in my freezer :P

Author Karl Johan ( ago)
Why not show footage of them actually entering the vault?

Author Sean Murray Rothbard ( ago)
got a pizzagate vibe to it.

Author Crabby Appleton ( ago)
Well you could store alot of stuff there.

Author Joseph Pete ( ago)
#Vault7 tweets brought me here

Author 1791L ( ago)
Only the original depositers can withdraw their seeds. So technically if Bill Gates deposited seeds and there was a doomsday event, only he would be able to use/sell them. 🤔

Author Accrsd ( ago)
so did anyone check to see what the North Korean's where storing?

Author sbbu ( ago)

Author Tiedyeman's Videos ( ago)
No Cannabis seeds? How stupid and short sighted to leave out a miracle medicine, staple food and the most valuable plant resource of all time.

Author Andy Gomez ( ago)
Halo weapons

Author Ivory Khan ( ago)
How come their breathe doesn't show?

Author Local-Yokel ( ago)
Stick your tongue to one of those blue racks and see what happens, LOL

Author djpiccalo100 ( ago)
'we don't open the boxes'
'we trust they are seeds because they signed a contract '


lmao this is so obviously a front

Author m3tasc0ut ( ago)
Just a little thing: can we scoot North Korea's box to the back, and the U.S's to the front? Thanks.

Author Alexandre Aran ( ago)
What's in the vault 7? Wikileaks asked.

Author I'm a Shill ( ago)
The seeds they selected are save.

Author Bogyrect ( ago)
Vegan heaven

Author John Putnam ( ago)
Not for everyone, just the few who survive the mass destruction of earth.

Author Luca Caldari ( ago)
Wtf they don't have marijuana seeds? !!!!!!! In a case of catastrophic event I would prefer to die.

Author DanIel Janda ( ago)
4:38 which is interesting beacuse im a canadian-a.

Author Manas Das ( ago)
I don't understand why not marijuana seeds? They're very important part of biodiversity.

Author Cannon Fodder ( ago)
Imagine humans in 120 years coming down to this building after it has been completely forgotten.

Author maegon last ( ago)
I actually thought it was a hidingplace for people who suffers from a horrible natural disaster or something. but from what I've seen it is a really good idea to think of nature in that way , she is right though we might not know what might happen in the future because of the climate-change

Author Long Do ( ago)
Almost 4 million subscriber keep up the good wor

Author Nishant Patel ( ago)
Bente Naeverdal, you are cool!

Author ZooM ( ago)
thisi s gay af kill your self

Author XTZTwinTurbo ( ago)
Hmm. Very interesting after the new admin that has come to be....

Author Orchids and more ( ago)
can I send them orchid seeds

Author steeler091 ( ago)
When they said that it was a seed vault, I honestly thought it was a giant sperm vault. Boy was I disappointed

Author Michal Masár ( ago)
Remind me of Outlast

Author Brett Morris ( ago)
seeds are not GMO in vault

Author Brett Morris ( ago)
Hopefully not necessary.

Author Brett Morris ( ago)
seed vault secure=growing options greenhouses, hydroponics.

Author Brett Morris ( ago)
Van Post Glacier is tropical 2115, refugees exede 1.2 billion.Mass extinction event. Sad.

Author Barbara Guyton ( ago)
Hope for the future generations to have be able to survive the evil of Monsanto's GMO seeds...Bravo!!!

Author Zaleucus ( ago)
Interesting that they would exclude all drugs. Seems like an arbitrary distinction.

Author yoevan1 ( ago)
Isn't the seed vault like restricted?

Author Natedog365 ( ago)
How the HEEEEEEELL did he get to visit that place?!?!?! I wanna go!!!

Author William Rowe Randolph ( ago)
Just googled it, cannabis is accounted for in the vault; there's about 21.5 seeds worth of the plant, so I'm not too sure what Bente is talking about.

Author HyperNick ( ago)
isn't this place like super private

Author EliasTheDerp ( ago)
#norge #Æ-Ø-Å

Author HëKtik ( ago)
Not storing hemp seeds is a bad idea. Hemp can make a LOT trees are cut down for. Clean, and cheap.

Author Jack Machell ( ago)
If I survive an epocolips how the hell am I meant to get there and pick up the seeds I need to survive

Author Vladimir the Communist guy ( ago)
4:30 i thought o was the only one who got that, i live in north BC, its offten minus 30 C in the morning but this week has been warmer

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