How seed gene banks are preserving biodiversity and providing a hedge against climate change – Genetic Literacy Project

“It’s a tool against extinction — not just biological extinction but, also, the extinction of knowledge.” The facility at Palmira is one of 11 gene banks
— Read on geneticliteracyproject.org/2022/06/15/how-seed-gene-banks-are-preserving-biodiversity-and-providing-a-hedge-against-climate-change/

Climate-resilient desert crops: New generation of hardy seeds optimized for harsh environments – Genetic Literacy Project

While thirsty crops like alfalfa and corn dominate the region, farmer Laura Parker has emerged as a leader in revitalizing a wide variety of crops that
— Read on geneticliteracyproject.org/2021/11/18/climate-resilient-desert-crops-new-generation-of-hardy-seeds-optimized-for-harsh-environments/

Cacti and other succulents provide a genetic blueprint for scientists engineering climate-resilient crops – Genetic Literacy Project

Geneticists have long tried to understand the biochemical marvel of the succulent, and there is still much they don’t know. But these botanical
— Read on geneticliteracyproject.org/2021/11/19/cacti-and-other-succulents-provide-a-genetic-blueprint-for-scientists-engineering-climate-resilient-crops/

CRISPR gene editing poised to address myriad agriculture-related climate change challenges – Genetic Literacy Project

Many industries and fields of science are investigating innovative technologies to mitigate the effects of climate change—effects that are already evident
— Read on geneticliteracyproject.org/2021/11/15/crispr-gene-editing-poised-to-address-myriad-agriculture-related-climate-change-challenges/

Appealing to ‘scientific consensus’ can correct GMO misconceptions — but is not effective against climate change denial, study finds – Genetic Literacy Project

Despite mountains of evidence that genetically modified foods are safe and climate change is real, many people still doubt these and other
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Infographic: US honeybee population reverses declines, shows sharp 8% increase over past decade, documents USDA – Genetic Literacy Project

Over the last 20 years, the U.S. beekeeping industry has experienced significant changes that have included fluctuating honey bee colony numbers coupled
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UC Riverside Study Discovers Genes to Help Crops Survive Climate Change- Crop Biotech Update (May 19, 2021) | ISAAA.org

UC Riverside Study Discovers Genes to Help Crops Survive Climate Change- Crop Biotech Update (May 19, 2021) | ISAAA.org
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Five lessons from a climatic catastrophe for the table grape industry

Agronomist Martín Silva Armanet gives his take on the lessons taught by the recent climatic disaster that struck the table grape industry
— Read on www.freshfruitportal.com/news/2021/03/26/five-lessons-from-a-climatic-catastrophe-for-the-table-grape-industry/

Agriculture and climate change: Taking the best of all farming systems could tip the carbon scale in the right direction | Genetic Literacy Project

Agriculture contributes a significant portion of the world’s climate-changing greenhouse gases. In turn, changes in climate will reduce
— Read on geneticliteracyproject.org/2021/03/09/agriculture-and-climate-change-taking-the-best-of-all-farming-systems-could-tip-the-carbon-scale-in-the-right-direction/