Monsanto and Big Ag Colonizing Africa, Criminalizing Traditional Seed Exchanges — A Sweet Dose of Reality

By Alex Pietrowski | Waking Times Of the many concerns surrounding the dominance of agrichemicals companies and GMO foods, the most frightening dimension is that corporate manufactured seed is wiping out global biodiversity in food crops and creating a punitive legal framework for our total dependence on these companies for food. Monsanto, Syngenta and other […]

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Biodiversity can offer protection to weaker species

A new Yale-led study of fungi competition illustrates that maintaining a diverse collection of species indeed not only safeguards weaker species but also protects the genetic diversity of the larger community. For the study, the researchers observed interactions between 37 distinct types of wood-decay fungi, which are any species of fungi that grow on dead […]

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Indigenous Knowledge for Biodiversity Conservation – environmental_power

By ENVIRONMENTAL POWER The indigenous knowledge for biodiversity conservation has accumulateted and transmitted from generation to generation. habitat management by traditional agriculturalists and agroforesters is relatively well know. more controversial is habita management by hunter gatherers. another widely used traditional practice, that of rotation of harvesting pressure, would similarly contribute to landscape heterogeneity. the principle

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Urban areas as a refuge for insect pollinators: conservation for the city | Jeff Ollerton’s Biodiversity Blog

By jeffollerton Urban conservation ecology is a fast growing field that has mainly focused on how towns and cities can support populations of plants, animals and fungi that may be declining or threatened in the surrounding rural environment.  That is, the city for wildlife conservation.  In a new essay in the journal Conservation Biology, written with colleagues from

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