Ag Speedlinking: 02.26.08

First seeds placed in Arctic global seed vault

“Blasted deep into the frozen rock of an Arctic mountain, the collection stored in the vault could prove indispensable for restarting agricultural production at the regional or global level in the wake of a natural or human-caused disaster.”


Breadbasket Inflation

“So: High food commodity prices will create an economic incentive for transgenic crops, which if handled carelessly, could cause disasters far more catastrophic than a few thousand poisoned pets. There’s a happy thought.”


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