Vault in Fort Collins part of national security

Full story: KUSA Denver

The answer is plant seeds. Billions of them. In fact, there are around 370,000 different species accounted for in the vault.
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“Don't make trouble”

Since: Sep 07

Tulsa

#1 Sep 20, 2007
Thanks 9News. Very interesting story. I wasn't aware of this repository.
Common Sense

Longmont, CO

#2 Sep 20, 2007
Finally some people who have a brain. If our food supply is gone we are gone. As my mom says, "What you don't see you are going to feel." Someone has had foresight to know disaster can happen.

Since: Aug 07

Englewood, CO

#3 Sep 20, 2007
A little foresight can go a long way. Good to see society banking seeds. I don't want to see a potato famine, or its modern-day equivalent.

Suburbanites like me need to do more of this type of preparation at a family level. See http://www.ArkInstitute.com/ for ideas on how we can increase our own food independence.

Then take it a step further and think about your neighborhood and beyond. http://www.BoulderRelocalization.org has some great ideas for developing self-sufficiency at the community level.

“It's pronounced DAG-uth.”

Since: Jun 07

Windsor, CO

#4 Sep 20, 2007
Common Sense wrote:
Finally some people who have a brain. If our food supply is gone we are gone. As my mom says, "What you don't see you are going to feel." Someone has had foresight to know disaster can happen.
We should be gone.

“It's pronounced DAG-uth.”

Since: Jun 07

Windsor, CO

#5 Sep 20, 2007
I don't think it was put any better than in the movie "The Matrix". Humans are viruses - nothing more.
Mike

Loveland, CO

#6 Sep 20, 2007
Way to go 9News, now the "terrorists" know where the seeds are.
Morgan

Aurora, CO

#7 Sep 20, 2007
I have visited the lab - it's an incredible fortress. I was a student in the '70s...before this new building. Rumor always was that they had the BEST pot seeds in the world... : ) Raids were commonly discussed but never carried out.
Trin Tragula

Fort Collins, CO

#8 Sep 20, 2007
Mike wrote:
Way to go 9News, now the "terrorists" know where the seeds are.
Do you honestly think they didn't know already? They also know where our water treatment facilities are too. And our oil refineries, and nuclear power plants, and crops,and cattle ranches,and...., and..... do I really need to go on? I think it's safe to say that 9 News didn't divulge any great national secrets here.
chuckie

Littleton, CO

#9 Sep 20, 2007
Trin Tragula wrote:
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Do you honestly think they didn't know already? They also know where our water treatment facilities are too. And our oil refineries, and nuclear power plants, and crops,and cattle ranches,and...., and..... do I really need to go on? I think it's safe to say that 9 News didn't divulge any great national secrets here.
I agree, besides what good would it be to destroy plants-- if we all start to starve the terrorist are going to starve too-- after all the U.S. supplies a lot of food to the world.

If one says the terrorist don't care if they die, we'll there is not much we can do about that anyway, seed vault or not. There is nothing more dangerous in the world than a man who doesn't care if he lives or die's. Brainwashed by belief.

Hmmmmmm maybe we should have a few more of these vaults around the world.
I-A-Toldya

Longmont, CO

#10 Sep 20, 2007
Boring story, dumb idea
Little ole me

United States

#11 Sep 20, 2007
This is where Hillary hid bills address book!!
Little ole me

United States

#12 Sep 20, 2007
Morgan wrote:
I have visited the lab - it's an incredible fortress. I was a student in the '70s...before this new building. Rumor always was that they had the BEST pot seeds in the world...:) Raids were commonly discussed but never carried out.
You forgot about the USDA Pot farms in Mississippi! But I will bet that their are pot seeds in there. But they are not for growing plants to get high. But for growing hemp.
Riiiiight

Denver, CO

#13 Sep 20, 2007
I already knew where the seed lab was because I went to CSU. I watched this story on the news with my friend and we both had to stop and ask after it was over, "Was there even a point to that story?" They talked about the seed lab and why it's there, but it was just so randomly out of the blue. It felt like pure filler.

“Don't make trouble”

Since: Sep 07

Tulsa

#14 Sep 21, 2007
Riiiiight wrote:
I already knew where the seed lab was because I went to CSU. I watched this story on the news with my friend and we both had to stop and ask after it was over, "Was there even a point to that story?" They talked about the seed lab and why it's there, but it was just so randomly out of the blue. It felt like pure filler.
If you missed the point, why admit it?
goaway

Erie, CO

#15 Sep 21, 2007
Morgan wrote:
I have visited the lab - it's an incredible fortress. I was a student in the '70s...before this new building. Rumor always was that they had the BEST pot seeds in the world...:) Raids were commonly discussed but never carried out.
Nice comment you dope smoker. What a highlight of your life... "The best POT seeds in the world."
Get a life, loser.

“Don't make trouble”

Since: Sep 07

Tulsa

#16 Sep 21, 2007
goaway wrote:
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Nice comment you dope smoker. What a highlight of your life... "The best POT seeds in the world."
Get a life, loser.
What were you doing in the 1970s Dudley Do-Right? College kids were having a great time in those days. We were focused on education, politics, experimenting with drugs, and unprotected sex. No worries about STDs or people with guns in those days. And we grew into responsible open-minded adults with good futures. What were you doing in the 1970s?
GOAWAY

Morrison, CO

#17 Sep 21, 2007
YOUR A MOOK, go and enjoy yourself a weiner.
Morgan

Aurora, CO

#18 Sep 21, 2007
To 'goaway'-
Holy cow...lighten up! Just adding a little levity and sharing a memory. I believe you're the one in need of a life...

“fish on!”

Since: Jul 07

Bayard Nebraska

#19 Sep 21, 2007
Morgan wrote:
To 'goaway'-
Holy cow...lighten up! Just adding a little levity and sharing a memory. I believe you're the one in need of a life...
If we lose our sense of humor we are in trouble, MJ has a medical benefit also, as do many plants in tropical areas. And this country isn't a major player anymore to the world's food supply, corn going for ethanol, driving up prices other foods, no matter what the CO. Secretary of Agriculture says. After his editorial in Sterling paper, 2 national news stories came out and directly linked those higher prices to the alternative fuel. And let's face it, if Nuclear war ever broke out, if anyone survives, doubt those seeds grow in a vast glowing, radioactive desert.

“Managing Internal Chaos”

Since: Jul 07

Denver

#20 Sep 21, 2007
ZEZAN wrote:
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What were you doing in the 1970s Dudley Do-Right? College kids were having a great time in those days. We were focused on education, politics, experimenting with drugs, and unprotected sex. No worries about STDs or people with guns in those days. And we grew into responsible open-minded adults with good futures. What were you doing in the 1970s?
It is sometimes said that if you remember the 70's you probably weren't actually there.

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