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2010-12-10 14:28:20

The Global Crop Diversity Trust today announced a major global search to systematically find, gather, catalogue, use, and save the wild relatives of wheat, rice, beans, potato, barley, lentils, chickpea, and other essential food crops, in order to help protect global food supplies against the imminent threat of climate change, and strengthen future food security.

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2010-05-20 11:08:50

Scientists in Brazil are reporting for the first time that coffee beans contain proteins that can kill insects and might be developed into new insecticides for protecting food crops against destructive pests.

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2010-03-31 13:33:49

Scientists in Brazil are reporting for the first time that coffee beans contain proteins that can kill insects and might be developed into new insecticides for protecting food crops against destructive pests.

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2009-10-22 14:43:05

Carbon emissions caused by the displacement of food crops and pastures may be twice as much as those from lands devoted to biofuels production.

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.

2008-08-20 18:00:46

By DON BROWNLOW AS "a former scientific officer", John Urquhart (Voice of the North, August 16) can be assumed to know the difference between the production of biofuels from food crops and the use of biomass in energy production. His letter confuses these issues.

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2007-10-28 09:57:48

A U.N. expert on Friday called the growing practice of converting food crops into biofuel "a crime against humanity," saying it is creating food shortages and price jumps that cause millions of poor people to go hungry.


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2011-01-05 13:12:16

Alfalfa mosaic virus, or AMV, is a worldwide phytopathogen that can cause necrosis and yellow mosaics on a variety of plant species. It is the only Alfamovirus of the Bromoviradae family. Weimer J.L. was the first to report AMV in Alfalfa, in 1931. Aphids, seeds, and pollen were the main transmitters of the virus. The virion has a coat protein but no envelope. AMV is a multipartite virus and is composed of 4 particles with a diameter of 18 nm. AMV's genetic material consists of 3 linear...

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tourtiere
  • a meat pie that is usually eaten at Christmas in Quebec
The word 'tourtiere' comes from the French tourte, or passenger pigeon.
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