• 15 Crops Secured in the Svalbard Global Seed Vault

    6 days ago - By Food Tank

    Contributing Author: Katherine Walla
    Walk into almost any grocery store around the globe and you'll find hundreds and hundreds of products, but this diversity is misleading. Out of the roughly 30,000 plant species that exist, “60 percent of calories globally come from four crops: rice, wheat, corn, and potatoes,” says Marie Haga, Executive Director of Crop Trust. “So when you go to supermarkets and see thousands of different products, you'll actually find that just a few crops have contributed to whatever is in it.”
    Seed genebanks across the world like the International Crop Research...
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