Mexico’s Native Crops Hold Key to Food Security – Ecologist

“We don’t need to manipulate hugely the genetic characteristics of these (crops)… because that biodiversity is there – you have to just select and use it with the knowledge of the people who have been doing that for thousands of years,” said Sarukhán, CONABIO’s national coordinator, in a telephone interview.

Putting A Dollar Value On Ecosystems

How do you put a dollar value on something that in some ways is priceless? Like the Mona Lisa? Or biodiversity?Researchers in a new paper try to do just that — with one specific ecosystem service, provided by grasslands: soil carbon storage.