Gethin Chamberlain joins the desperate race to save girls stolen from their parents in India – and uncovers a flourishing slave trade (RT @AndrewBuncombe: Gripping stuff on modern day slavery in India by @newsandpics via @HelenClarkUNDP
As Brazil revises its national biodiversity and action plan, a global initiative of the Global Environment Facility led by Brazil, Kenya, Sri Lanka and Turkey and coordinated by Bioversity International is helping to set the agenda.
Gardeners and nursery owners breathe a sigh of relied after an EU vote unanimously rejected draft Plant Reproductive Material legislation (RT @The_RHS: EU Plant Legislation Gets Short Shrift in Vote http://t.co/Lm53Dy4YPJ...
An efficient approach for sequencing hundreds of nuclear genes across members of the Compositae (sunflower family) has now been developed, to better-resolve phylogenetic relationships within the family, as well as a bioinformatic workflow for...
Japan is a wonderland of vending machines, and in many ways they’re great. They’re well-maintained, almost always take bills on the first try, and never judge you as pay for a bottle of hard liquor entirely in 10 yen coins.
There is concern that the work of small farmers as custodians of diversity will be undone by the G8 New Alliance, writes Claire Provost (RT @guardianeco: Ethiopia seed bank's novel approach to preserving diversity under threat
The Gurung tribespeople of Nepal have been collecting honey from Himalayan cliffs for centuries, but now their lifestyle is under threat from commercialisation and tours offering visitors a chance to 'join a honey hunt'.
Many thanks to my colleague Amanda Dobson for this photo (click to embiggen) from the DDR Museum in Berlin. Sometimes one prefers a little less agricultural biodiversity in one’s food — and beverages — doesn’t one?
It happens sometimes. You see a bunch of apparently random, unrelated things, and then after a while suddenly it hits you that there’s a thread of sorts running through them after all. It’s a trick of the mind, of course, but still.