Nibbles: Indian ag, West African rice, Interdependence day, Animal cryo, NASA, Biopiracy?

  • “…nor could they survive during inclement phases of a seasonal climate with a cheery hardiness the way our traditional varieties could.
  • “How does the centrality of rice production mediate social reality among the Jola?”
  • “When we say, ‘As American as apple pie,’ we think of baseball and hot dogs without ever considering not one ingredient in apple pie originates from what we call the United States.”
  • “The absolute minimum we should do is preserve tissues from these animals in such a way they can be thawed and grown again.”
  • “We’re botanists; we’re plant experts. Plus we had this humongous network of students, citizen scientists who were eager to do so much research that scientists at Kennedy simply didn’t have time to do.”
  • “It is essential that all countries join and ratify the Convention on Biological Diversity and the Nagoya Protocol.”

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