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Millennium Seed Bank

An underground collection of over 2 billion seeds which advances our understanding of crop varieties and resilience

The Millennium Seed Bank is an underground collection of over 2.4 billion seeds from around the world stored in sub-zero chambers in Wakehurst, Sussex. Part of Kew's Royal Botanic Gardens, it not only protects biodiversity by preserving threatened species, but also conducts cutting-edge scientific research into potential new foods, medicines and other products inspired by nature.

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