Ah, the Vavilov collection of seeds, corn and other grains.
Interestingly, Stalin had Vavilov arrested on August 6, 1940, while on an expedition to Ukraine. He was sentenced to death in July 1941. In 1942 his sentence was commuted to twenty years' imprisonment; he died in prison in 1943, of starvation.
The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few.
Where did you read that there were 16 rooms of edible plants? I just read the article and it only said that they were guarding seeds.
I feel that way about eating vegetables too.
This is probably also because the seeds had basically 0 nutritional value and wouldn't have satiated anyone's hunger for more than 5 minutes.
Damn. I can barely keep to low carb!
What do you mean "As the Germans surrounded the city?" IIRC, the Germans invaded the and then got surrounded by Russians.
Could have just replenished it at the end of the war.
probably would have been shot if they ate from it so might as well take your chances with starvation