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Genetic and species diversity of crops, trees, livestock, fish, pollinators, microbes etc etc
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A walk on the wild side

A walk on the wild side | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Feeding a growing population in a hotter world will require exploiting a far broader range of crop diversity than now [mdash] and that means valuing wild genes.
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The Food Movement: Its Power and Possibilities

The Food Movement: Its Power and Possibilities | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
The Food Movement: Its Power and Possibilities | The Nation http://t.co/Ux5RcA5L...
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The one thing about social media, with Peter Casier

The one thing about social media, with Peter Casier | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
The one thing about social media, with Peter Casier http://t.co/TjGmwRa8 via @addthis...
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More on those parmesan-making Indians

Remember that story I linked to a while back about how Sikh immigrants to northern Italy are keeping alive the art of making parmigiano? Remember how it was in German? Ok, well, now you can read two versions of it in English.
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AfricaRice’s African rice collection

AfricaRice’s African rice collection | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Oryza glaberrima is unique to Africa - Watch more Videos at Vodpod. Nice video. Note the reference, towards the end, to the systematic characterization of AfricaRice‘s collection of 2,500 Oryza glaberrima accessions.
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Curriki

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An open-source Food Studies group focused on sharing curriculum specific to food for k-12. Got any lessons to add?

 

"Curriki, the online education community, is building the first website to offer free, open-source instructional materials for K-12."


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Technofix vs agroecology

It is easy to mock the various conferences, emergency meetings and seemingly endless policy documents that have tried to mitigate the threat but so far have achieved little.
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Alida has always been curious about bees

Alida has always been curious about  bees | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
theskepticaloptimist has added a photo to the pool:


When Alida was two years old, she became fascinated with bees and wanted me to get her a hive.
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Department of Agriculture Plant Lab

Department of Agriculture Plant Lab | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
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Samples of the trunk of the trees are placed in various environments (petri dishes) to see how the diseases react.
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The hottest conference of the year

The 21st International Pepper Conference is coming up. Well, sort of, it’s in a year’s time, November 4-6, 2012 in Naples, Florida, USA. I wonder if self-described seed capitalist and Tabasco aficionado Tom Adlam will go.
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Naked and susceptible to smut — but not new

Kudos to Carolyn Ali at straight.com — “Vancouver’s online source” — for a fluffy and under-researched story that led me to something of real interest. Ms Ali reported breathlessly on “a new — and naked — oat”.
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Kenyans, Ugandans Share Ideas with U.S. Agriculture Experts

Kenyans, Ugandans Share Ideas with U.S. Agriculture Experts | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Agriculture specialists from Kenya and Uganda get new ideas about farming during a monthlong visit to three U.S. cities. The State Department sponsored the visit.
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Sowing Seeds with SMS: Assessing Mobile Phones' Role in Agricultural Extension

Sowing Seeds with SMS: Assessing Mobile Phones' Role in Agricultural Extension | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
RT @mongkolroek: RT @mobileactive: Could mobiles be the key to improving agricultural extension?
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New York City Native Plant Center’s Seed Is for the Future

New York City Native Plant Center’s Seed Is for the Future | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
The Greenbelt Native Plant Center on Staten Island safeguards local species of plants, and Ed Toth is its own Johnny Appleseed.
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Getting one’s oats right

Luigi rapidly found me hundreds of accessions in genebanks around the world. Alas, Luigi was looking for the wrong thing. As Axel Diederichsen succintly explains in a comment to Jeremy’s post of a couple of days back on naked oats.
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Oryza glaberrima is unique to Africa Video

Oryza glaberrima is unique to Africa Video | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
On the Danyi plateau in Togo, villagers still bless newly wed couples by sprinkling rice grains over their heads. They use indigenous African rice, which was domesticated about 3,500 years ago in West Africa..
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Updated Plant Genebank System Available Soon

A free, user-friendly online database system for managing the world's plant genebanks will be launched this year, thanks to a partnership between the U.S.
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Core blimey: BBC does apples

The rip-roaring yarn of Indiana Appleseed in the Canyon of Lost Treasure in the Boise Weekly, when posted to Facebook, elicited a reference from Mike Jackson to a BBC Midlands news item about the hundreds of apple varieties in Herefordshire, (Core...
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Another VIP visits the IRRI genebank

Another VIP visits the IRRI genebank | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
GN7_5155-3, a photo by IRRI Images on Flickr.
This time it’s the president of Vietnam. There are 2797 accessions from Vietnam in the IRRI genebank. (...
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Updated Plant Genebank System Available Soon

Updated Plant Genebank System Available Soon | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Well needed RT @ARSInformation: Updated Plant Genebank System Available Soon.
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The Case for Gardening as a Means to Curb Climate Change

The Case for Gardening as a Means to Curb Climate Change | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
The Case for Gardening as a Means to Curb Climate ChangeThe AtlanticWith almost no extra effort on your part, your garden can feed your family while also doubling as a gene bank.
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EcoHackNYC, bringing together diverse minds to solve challenging problems

EcoHackNYC, bringing together diverse minds to solve challenging problems | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it

I wanna go!

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