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INTERLAKEN, Switzerland - The rate at which livestock breeds are disappearing is "alarming," a senior official at the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization said Tuesday, warning that precious genes could be lost forever. One rare breed is becoming extinct every month because farmers - particularly in Asia and Africa - are importing high-yield animals such as Holstein-Friesian cows and White Leghorn chickens, the agency's Assistant Director-General Alexander Mueller told an intergovernmental...
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