Explore the largest rainforest in captivity. Trek through the humid tropics via SE Asia, West Africa and South America.
Cotton is the world’s biggest non-food crop and makes half of the world’s textiles, explosives, oil, cattle food, toothpaste. You can find it growing inside our Mediterranean Biome.
7,000 years ago humans started growing cotton in the Indus Valley in what is now Pakistan; 2,000 years later it was cultivated in what is now Mexico and Peru. Fragments of cotton fabric from 5,000 BC have been excavated in Mexico and Pakistan. Cotton spread east from Pakistan into China, Japan and Korea and west into Europe, reaching Spain in the 900s.