This is a March 2. 2016 file photo of an exterior view of the Svalbard Global Seed Vault, the secure seed bank on Svalbard, Norway. (Heiko Junge/ NTB scanpix, File via AP)
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A cult German board game whose fans include Hollywood actors Mila Kunis and Woody Harrelson may not seem the most obvious vehicle for raising awareness about the importance of preserving crop diversity.Nearly 1 million seed samples are stored in the Svalbard vault, which was established to protect the world's plant diversity in the event of disaster and is stored above the Arctic Circle.Proceeds from the sales of the new game will go to the Crop Trust, which supports seed banks around the world, and buyers will also get an almanac on the history of the Svalbard vault."Catan – Crop Trust", the result of nearly two years of collaboration, is an add-on to the original game, which was launched more than 20 years ago in Germany and has sold about 27 million units in more than 40 languages.
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