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New crop entering Arctic seed vault for preservation

Potato seeds once thought lost to the Andean people who introduced them to the world will now be safeguarded for future generations in a seed vault in the Arctic.

The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) announced on Thursday that a ceremony is taking place in Svalbard, Norway, for scientists and delegations to witness the deposit.

The operation is co-funded by the Global Crop Diversity Trust, whose mission is to conserve the planet's crop diversity.