Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Save The Pavlovsk Station Heritage Plant Species

Here's something real you can do:

Tell the President of Russia to Stop the Destruction of the Future of Food

As Russia’s worst drought in 130 years continues to ignite catastrophic wildfires and ravage crops across the country, real estate developers are poised to bulldoze an incredibly valuable crop collection near St. Petersburg in order to build luxury houses on the land.
The take-over would involve bulldozing field collections amassed over the last century that contain thousands of varieties of apples, strawberries, cherries, raspberries, currants and other crops, 90 percent of which are not found anywhere else in the world.
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and Prime Minister Vladimir Putin have not yet responded to public calls to save the experimental station and its collection.
The Pavlovsk Station matters because humanity needs crops to survive. As the climate changes and new threats to existing crop varieties appear, the ones we have now need to adapt, and the diversity found at the Pavlovsk Station provides this adaptation potential for a broad range of fruits and berries.

Please join our petition to save the future of food.

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