Why is the USDA storing 700,000 vials of frozen sperm in Colorado?
When a drive through America’s heartland showcases mile after mile of cow-filled field, it’s easy to overlook the most sobering of all possibilities.
These wonderful delicious animals could all get wiped out one day, leaving the world burgerless and milk free. Don’t worry. The USDA is on the case.
In Fort Collins, Colorado, there are currently some 700,000 “straws” of sperm from 18 different species of animals floating in liquid nitrogen in case some cataclysmic life-ending event happens.