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May03

Wanderings in the Syrian Steppe

Wanderings in the Syrian Steppe

Traveling due east out of Aleppo into a bright spring day, some friends and I recently took a wonderful jaunt through the Syrian desert and up the once mighty Euphrates to see the ruins of past civilizations.

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Dec06

So What About Pastures

So What About Pastures

“So what about pastures”. I guess the ambiguity is obvious here. For many folk living busy city lives this could be a statement that means “who gives a toss about pastures – a field of clover is no big deal to me – and besides, aren’t they the ones that produce that nasty little burr that sticks to my picnic blanket?” Well here’s the thing, if you enjoy milk on your corn flakes a cappuccino at lunch time and a big hairy steak for dinner; if you look for that 100% wool label when you are buying clothes then I guess “so what about pastures” should have a big fat question mark at the end. With this Blog article I want to inform you of why pasture genetic resources are so important and let you know about a national scandal that is occurring in Australia.

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