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Conserving Potato Agrobiodiversity
2014-02-17 13:48:02

A Penn State geographer is gathering all the information he can about the agrobiodiversity of these uniquely adapted tubers with an eye toward sustainability of this fourth largest food crop worldwide.

2010-05-24 11:16:00

MEXICO CITY, May 24 /PRNewswire/ -- To preserve biodiversity and contribute to the global movement to conserve the earth's precious resources, the Ministry of the Environment of Mexico City today announced an initiative to promote the conservation, use and protection of its numerous and diverse varieties of native corn.

2009-10-12 07:56:08

Growing water needs, mismanagement leading to 'catastrophic decline' in freshwater biodiversity.

2009-02-18 12:11:05

Italy's Global Crop Diversity Trust says it has collected about 53,000 seed samples of the 100,000 varieties of food crops it wants to save from extinction. The biological rescue effort is designed to preserve the availability of crop diversity for food security worldwide.

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2009-02-15 15:15:00

Only two years after launching an ambitious effort to save endangered crop species, the Global Crop Diversity Trust announced today it is on track to save from extinction 100,000 different varieties of food crops from 46 countries, making it one of the largest and most successful biological rescue efforts ever undertaken.

2008-08-09 15:00:23

By ELIE DOLGIN Farms cover nearly half the land in Wisconsin, creating an immense stress on the natural biodiversity of the state's landscape.


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obdormition
  • Sleep; the state or condition of being asleep.
  • The state or condition of numbness of a part due to pressure on a nerve: as, the obdormition of a limb.
The word 'obdormition' comes from a Latin word meaning "to fall asleep".
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