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Each day the CBD Secretariat conducts a global Internet search for relevant news stories. The following stories collected over the last seven days relate to agriculture and biodiversity.

21 September 2018

Phys.org, 2018-09-21
Barely heard of a couple of years ago, quinoa today is common on European supermarket shelves. The hardy plant thrives even in saline soils. Researchers from the University of Würzburg have now determined how the plant gets rid of the excess salt.

18 September 2018

Devdiscourse, 2018-09-18
“As populations rise, urbanization increases and incomes grow, the agricultural sector will be under mounting pressure to meet the demand for safe and nutritious food,” Mr. da Silva explained.There will be “no sustainable future without eradicating poverty and hunger,” the United Nations agriculture agency chief spelled out on Monday, launching the Food and Agriculture Organization’s (FAO) latest flagship publication, on the world’s Agricultural Commodity Markets.
Slow Food, 2018-09-18
“Plant flowers in your soil”, the forum from the Bees and Insects area, introduced the Bee The Future campaign to the public: 100 hectares for the future of bees, a project by Eataly, Slow Food Foundation, Arcoiris, and the University of Palermo.

17 September 2018

Science Daily, 2018-09-17
Agriculture that appears to be more eco-friendly but uses more land may actually have greater environmental costs per unit of food than "high-yield" farming that uses less land, a new study has found.
Hindu (India), 2018-09-17
The Green Agriculture project synergises biodiversity conservation, agriculture production, and development.India is signatory to the Convention on Biological Diversity. As four of the 35 biodiversity hotspots are located in India, it is biodiversity-rich. However, climate change and development without consideration for biodiversity are leading to loss of biodiversity

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