The ancient myth of Triptolemus suggests that Agriculture begun in the Greek peninsula and spread from there to the rest of the World

In this post we present excerpts from ancient Greek and Latin texts  which refer to one of the central Greek and Graeco-Roman myths; the myth of Triptolemus. Continue reading “The ancient myth of Triptolemus suggests that Agriculture begun in the Greek peninsula and spread from there to the rest of the World”

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Turning desert sand into farmland: Chinese scientists propose a revolutionary solution to desertification

Desertification, when fertile land dries into desert, is a global problem. According to Dr Steffen Bauer, an ecological expert at the Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik, as much as 40 per cent of the world is ‘dryland’. And that puts much of it in danger of desertification. Surprisingly, though fragile, these areas hold roughly 44 per cent of the world’s farms. They’re also called home by about 2 billion people, warn the editors of Governing Global Desertification. Continue reading “Turning desert sand into farmland: Chinese scientists propose a revolutionary solution to desertification”

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