Maryland Senator Delivers Seeds to Norwegian 'Doomsday' Vault

Wenk's Yellow Hots, Pico de Gallo and the unpredictable San Juan "Tsile" chili peppers have safely arrived at a "doomsday" vault on an arctic island.

Sen. Ben Cardin, D-Md., says a congressional delegation delivered seeds from the pepper varieties to a Norwegian seed bank on the remote Svalbard archipelago on Sunday.

Operators say the Svalbard Global Seed Vault has the world's most diverse repository of crop seeds and is a safeguard against war or natural disasters that could wipe out food crops.

The seeds came from a Department of Agriculture collection in Colorado. In addition to peppers, seeds for plants including peanuts, melons and sorghum were sent to the vault.