What country houses the world’s largest seed bank that holds the seeds of tens of thousands of varieties of essential food crops such as beans, wheat, and rice?
- United States
The answer is Norway.
Way up north, in the permafrost, 1300 kilometers beyond the Arctic Circle, is the world’s largest secure seed storage, opened by the Norwegian Government in February 2008. From all across the globe, crates of seeds are sent here for safe and secure long-term storage in cold and dry rock vaults.