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Agricultural biodiversity: Banking against Doomsday | The Economist

Gene banks represent an overdue push to preserve crop biodiversity. It also needs conserving on farms WITH a heavy clunk, the steel outer doors of the Svalbard Global Seed Vault closed on February 28th, shutting out a howling Arctic gale and entombing a tonne of new arrivals: 25,000 seed samples from America, Colombia, Costa Rica, Tajikistan, Armenia and Syria. For ...

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ASIA: Boosting cities’ food resilience | IRIN Asia

BANGKOK, 18 November 2011 IRIN – From rooftops to railroad tracks, Asia’s largest cities will need to maximize every bit of space to feed one of the world’s fastest-growing populations, said experts at a UN Food and Agriculture Organization FAO workshop in Bangkok on resilient food systems in Asia. “Food-sensitive urban planning is now a necessity,” said Mariko Sato, chief ...

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25 Islamic Militants Escape Tajik Prison, 5 guards killed

MOSCOW — More than two dozen prisoners with suspected ties to Islamist militants have escaped from a detention center in Tajikistan, killing five prison guards, officials there said Monday. Among the 25 prisoners who managed to flee, according to officials, were militants from Russia’s North Caucasus region and members of the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan, which is classified by the ...

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