{"version":"20150408","show_thumbnails":true,"items":[{"id":111053,"url":"https:\/\/www.greenprophet.com\/2015\/10\/syrias-seedbank-seeds-sent-for-safety-to-morocco\/","url_meta":{"origin":69009,"position":0},"title":"Syria's seedbank seeds sent for safety to Morocco","date":"October 18, 2015","format":false,"excerpt":"Whenever I read the news about Syria's refugee and environmental crisis I wonder how Syria's dictator Bashar Al-Assad's wife Asma al-Assad, once so vocal about the natural environment (even biking to the West Bank in the past), can let her husband keep this madness up. A little sanity in the\u2026","rel":"nofollow","context":"In \"Health\"","img":{"src":"https:\/\/i2.wp.com\/www.greenprophet.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/Syria-seed-bank-vault.jpg?resize=350%2C200&ssl=1","width":350,"height":200},"classes":[]},{"id":109767,"url":"https:\/\/www.greenprophet.com\/2015\/05\/icarda-scientists-save-80-of-a-priceless-trove-of-syrian-seeds\/","url_meta":{"origin":69009,"position":1},"title":"ICARDA scientists save 80% of a priceless trove of Syrian seeds","date":"May 1, 2015","format":false,"excerpt":"A team of Syrian scientists at the International Center for Agricultural Research in Dry Areas (ICARDA) braved the terrors of civil war to protect a critical piece of global heritage, meticulously transporting plant genetic material from a seed bank in Aleppo to the Svalbard Seed Vault in Norway. Their actions\u2026","rel":"nofollow","context":"In \"Business\"","img":{"src":"https:\/\/i1.wp.com\/www.greenprophet.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/Frans-Lanting-Corbis.jpg?resize=350%2C200&ssl=1","width":350,"height":200},"classes":[]},{"id":29056,"url":"https:\/\/www.greenprophet.com\/2010\/09\/worldwide-seed-banks\/","url_meta":{"origin":69009,"position":2},"title":"Worldwide Seed And Gene Banks Are \"Libraries Of Life\"","date":"September 13, 2010","format":false,"excerpt":"As populations surge and climate change destroys existing crops, seed and gene banks prepare us for potential food-shortage emergencies. As we learned when fires raging through Russia destroyed wheat crops, countries all along the food chain, including Egypt, feel the pinch, though climate change is not all that puts at\u2026","rel":"nofollow","context":"In \"Health\"","img":{"src":"https:\/\/i1.wp.com\/www.greenprophet.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/2010\/09\/seedvault.jpg?resize=350%2C200&ssl=1","width":350,"height":200},"classes":[]}]}