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Genetic and species diversity of crops, trees, livestock, fish, pollinators, microbes etc etc
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The Perfect Milk Machine: How Big Data Transformed the Dairy Industry

The Perfect Milk Machine: How Big Data Transformed the Dairy Industry | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
New methods for understanding the link between genes and living things have helped quadruple the average cow's milk production since your parents were born.
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Extinction threatens exotic Ilocos Norte food plants

Extinction threatens exotic Ilocos Norte food plants | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Extinction threatens exotic Ilocos Norte food plantsMalayaSeeds are being regenerated, mass produced and processsed following the protocols on genebank operations.
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Genebank database hell goes mobile

Genebank database hell goes mobile | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
With a mighty leap, the ICARDA genebank has just landed squarely in the 21st century. You can now download an app and search the international collection managed by the centre from your Android phone.
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Is there more than one TME 419 cassava?

Is there more than one TME 419 cassava? | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
The TME 419 cassava that I Nibbled about earlier today has been making quite a splash in both DR Congo and Nigeria. Question is, is it TME 419?
Those who know about such things will recognize TME as an IITA genebank number.
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How different foods can help Senegal beat malnutrition

How different foods can help Senegal beat malnutrition | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Can a blend of black-eyed pea, millet, maize, dried fruit and groundnut paste solve child malnutrition in Senegal?
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Animal plagues: ‘The lethal gift of livestock’ « ILRI news

Animal plagues: ‘The lethal gift of livestock’ « ILRI news | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
RT @ILRI: #ILRI blogpost: Animal plagues: ‘The lethal gift of livestock’ http://t.co/io8TiwSk...
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Why taxonomy is important for biodiversity-based science

Why taxonomy is important for biodiversity-based science | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Taxonomy usually refers to the theory and practice of describing, naming and classifying living things. Such work is essential for the fundamental understanding of biodiversity and its conservation.
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Stop uprooting Palestinian Trees

Stop uprooting Palestinian Trees | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Uprooting trees is one of the many strategies the Israeli government uses to weaken the spirit of Palestinians peacefully living on their land. Sign...
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Danny's comment, May 2, 2012 10:31 AM
Uprooting these trees has actually nothing to do with biodiversity so really diesn't belong on this blog (only cultivated olive trees are being uprooted). But it does have alot to do with the politics of occupation, which has room on a different type of blog. Could be interesting though to look at the roles of planting/uprooting trees in the Israel-Palestinian conflict.
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Stop California's Foie Gras Ban

Stop California's Foie Gras Ban | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Vive Foie Gras: California's impending ban on foie gras production impinges on our basic civil rights.
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Human Flower Project

Human Flower Project | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
The Human Flower Project, directed by author and sociologist Julie Ardery, is a weblog of international flower news and floral customs.
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Food security: is biodiversity doomed?

Food security: is biodiversity doomed? | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Professor Iain Gordon will examine the the considerable challenges faced in the relationship between animal conservation and agriculture in trying to feed an expanding human population.
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Dolphins that help humans to catch fish form tighter social networks

Dolphins that help humans to catch fish form tighter social networks | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Animal behaviour | In the coastal waters of Laguna, Brazil, a shoal of mullet is in serious trouble. Two of the most intelligent species on the planet – humans and bottlenose do (RT @edyong209: Dolphins + fishermen unite against mullet.
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SER Welcomes New Executive Director Steve Bosak!

SER Welcomes New Executive Director Steve Bosak! | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
RT @restorm: Society for Ecological Restoration welcomes a new Executive Director: http://t.co/AvGF8pDm...
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Profiting from prawn in Bangladesh

In southeast Bangladesh, rice production becomes impossible as rising levels of floodwater engulf the land swamping the rice fields in some areas.
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BBC discovers heirlooms

I suppose the BBC must have read our post a couple of weeks back about the open letter on the EU seed marketing legislation, and our more recent post on the travails of a small US heirloom seed company, and decided this was a bandwagon they could...
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Natural England - New study shows Herefordshire orchards yield more than just fruit

Natural England - New study shows Herefordshire orchards yield more than just fruit | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
New study shows Herefordshire orchards yield more than just fruit...
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iloveACORNS

iloveACORNS | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Information about preparing and eating acorns. Describes various products made from acorn oil and flour on Kea island in Greece.
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Kolkata Seed Festival calls for stressing on collective heritage

Kolkata Seed Festival calls for stressing on collective heritage | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
On the 27th April, a seminar on 'Agro-biodiversity and Ecological Agriculture' was organized by Development Research Communication and Services Centre (DRCSC). Prof RN Basu, former Vice Chancellor of Kolkata ...
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Detecting population structure and recent demographic history in endangered livestock breeds: the case of the Italian autochthonous donkeys

Detecting population structure and recent demographic history in endangered livestock breeds: the case of the Italian autochthonous donkeys | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
RT @BiolSciNews: Detecting population structure & recent demographic history in endangered livestock breeds: case of the Italian donkeys http://t.co/TtYGppRn...
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Hungry World - AlertNet

Hungry World - AlertNet | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
RT @AlertNet: Great package of videos, stories and blogs on how to feed the world by 2050 http://t.co/uXeo2wox #futureoffood #hunger...
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Q&A: Denis Kyetere on innovative technologies for Africa's farmers

Q&A: Denis Kyetere on innovative technologies for Africa's farmers | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Denis Kyetere, executive director of the African Agricultural Technology Foundation, outlines his vision for the continent's farmers.
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Researchers find potential 'dark side' to diets high in beta-carotene

Researchers find potential 'dark side' to diets high in beta-carotene | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
New research suggests that there could be health hazards associated with consuming excessive amounts of beta-carotene. (RT @nutsci: hm!
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Berries Mesopotámico, the first Fairtrade-certified blueberry farm in Argentina!

Berries Mesopotámico, the first Fairtrade-certified blueberry farm in Argentina! | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
One of our producer services team, Julie Francoeur, recently went on a field trip to Argentina – and a berry enlightening experience it was too!
‘Arándanos’ (that’s Spanish for blueberries), are a...
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