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Open Source Seeds

Originally posted on Global Food Politics:
A group of researchers and plant breeders based at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, on Thursday announced a new initiative intended to break the monopoly control over plant genetic materials promoted by the use…

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Celebrating carrots (even if they don’t give you night vision)

Originally posted on Sciencelens:
Today, 4 April 2013, is the 10th celebration of International Carrot Day, the day to dress in orange and celebrate the wholesome goodness of these versatile and delicious orange vegetables. I wonder whether Carrot Day being…

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Crop of the month: Carrot

The Moon was full four nights ago so I’m thinking about harvest. You can see other posts in this series by following my ‘harvest’ tag. This month, let’s admire the carrot. The British Carrot Growers Association (BCGA) promotes carrots (Daucus … Continue reading

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Crop of the month: Parsnip

The moon was full last night so I’m thinking about harvest. You can see other posts in this series by following my ‘harvest’ tag. This month, let’s admire the parsnip. When is the parsnip (Pastinaca sativa) in season here in … Continue reading

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