Syria war threatens ME food security

Iron Maiden

Well-Known Member
#1
Very interesting article about the consequences of the syrian civil war, will try and get more info on the subject

'Doomsday vault' opens to retrieve seeds for Syria - CNN.com
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An important storehouse in the Fertile Crescent
The gene bank in Aleppo, run by the International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas, or ICARDA, houses an important collection of seeds gathered from around the Fertile Crescent and beyond.

ICARDA's gene bank in Aleppo, one of the most important in the world, includes more than 135,000 varieties of wheat, fava bean, lentil and chickpea crops, as well as the world's most valuable barley collection.

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Moved to neighboring Lebanon
Relocated to Lebanon, Solh opens the door to a vault on the Agricultural Research and Educational Center of the American University of Beirut campus in the Bekaa Valley. This is where the seeds INCARDA received back from Svalbard are being housed.

Solh carefully shakes out a few wisps of what looked like wheat out of a brown envelope. It is the plant from which the wheat we eat today originated 10 millennia ago.
 
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  • HannaTheCrusader

    Legendary Member
    Orange Room Supporter
    #4
    Very interesting article about the consequences of the syrian civil war, will try and get more info on the subject

    'Doomsday vault' opens to retrieve seeds for Syria - CNN.com
    [...]
    An important storehouse in the Fertile Crescent
    The gene bank in Aleppo, run by the International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas, or ICARDA, houses an important collection of seeds gathered from around the Fertile Crescent and beyond.

    ICARDA's gene bank in Aleppo, one of the most important in the world, includes more than 135,000 varieties of wheat, fava bean, lentil and chickpea crops, as well as the world's most valuable barley collection.

    [...]

    Moved to neighboring Lebanon
    Relocated to Lebanon, Solh opens the door to a vault on the Agricultural Research and Educational Center of the American University of Beirut campus in the Bekaa Valley. This is where the seeds INCARDA received back from Svalbard are being housed.

    Solh carefully shakes out a few wisps of what looked like wheat out of a brown envelope. It is the plant from which the wheat we eat today originated 10 millennia ago.


    its only in tedmor area, due to the presence of hameed people

    much ado nothing this article
     

    Hameed

    Well-Known Member
    #6
    Wait, we had food security in the middle East? I thought we were eating crap, literally!
    akeed !! do you think our area is having wars for nothing ?! the first civilizations on earth and the first farms were here. I once watched a BBC documentary about the development of civilizations, the narrator an old british guy was saying so.
     

    Impera

    Active Member
    #8
    akeed !! do you think our area is having wars for nothing ?! the first civilizations on earth and the first farms were here. I once watched a BBC documentary about the development of civilizations, the narrator an old british guy was saying so.
    Yes, but none of them have anything to do with Islam. Just because you came along, started slaughtering en masse and freakishly breeding, doesn't make this piece of land Islamic.