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2009-02-26 14:25:20

The "doomsday seed vault" in the Arctic Circle is celebrating its first anniversary with the arrival of nearly 90,000 food crop seed samples, BBC News reported.

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2009-02-25 17:50:00

Many experts say the world is running out of time to develop new seed varieties to confront climate change and head off food shortages that could affect billions of people.

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.

2009-01-23 18:44:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S.

2009-01-09 15:51:11

U.S. researchers say global warming is likely to result in lower crop yields in the tropics and subtropics.

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2009-01-09 14:40:00

Scientists warn that looming global warming could induce a worldwide food shortage crisis by the next century.

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2008-10-03 08:25:00

Scientists believe they have discovered how to map the genetic code of one of the world’s most popular crops: wheat.

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2008-09-20 08:05:00

As climate change is credited as one of the main drivers behind soaring food prices, the Global Crop Diversity Trust is undertaking a major effort to search crop collections—from Azerbaijan to Nigeria—for the traits that could arm agriculture against the impact of future changes.

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2008-04-30 10:25:00

Hot and barren, Kenya’s dry lands have long been unfit for agriculture, at best merely a grazing area for wild animals and livestock.


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