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‘A beautiful thing’: the African migrants getting healthy food to Italians

‘A beautiful thing’: the African migrants getting healthy food to Italians

After years of exploitation, former fruit pickers set up a co-operative near Rome selling vegetables and yoghurt. Now they are working ‘twice as hard’ to get supplies to families under
'You aren't getting it': farmer urges public to stay away from fields – video

'You aren't getting it': farmer urges public to stay away from fields – video

A Scottish sheep farmer has pleaded with the public to follow the government’s guidance to stay indoors to prevent putting farmers, who are ‘trying to provide for the nation’, at risk of coronavirus.
The Fishy Fix to a Methane-Spewing Crop

The Fishy Fix to a Methane-Spewing Crop

Rice has the biggest carbon footprint of any grain. Bite by bite, bacteria-guzzling minnows can make it much smaller.
GMOs Could be a Key to Sustainable Farming

GMOs Could be a Key to Sustainable Farming

If we want to feed a growing population without fueling global warming, we need to redefine what we think of as good food.
Planting hope: the Syrian refugee who developed virus-resistant super-seeds

Planting hope: the Syrian refugee who developed virus-resistant super-seeds

Plant virologist Dr Safaa Kumari discovered seeds that could safeguard food security in the region – and risked her life to rescue them from AleppoThe call came as she sat in her hotel room. “They
Don’t Worry About Supermarket Shelves. Worry About Farmers.

Don’t Worry About Supermarket Shelves. Worry About Farmers.

For longtime central Michigan farmer Bob Thompson, the coronavirus comes at a particularly bad moment. “It has been a tumultuous period these four or five years in agriculture. It has pushed many
Fruit and veg 'will run out' unless Britain charters planes to fly in farm workers from eastern Europe

Fruit and veg 'will run out' unless Britain charters planes to fly in farm workers from eastern Europe

UK urgently needs 90,000 labourers to pick crops that will otherwise die in the fields, warns charityCharter flights to bring in agricultural workers from eastern Europe are needed as a matter of
More than 100,000 badgers slaughtered in discredited cull policy

More than 100,000 badgers slaughtered in discredited cull policy

Badger Trust condemns ‘largest destruction of a protected species in living memory’ as government admits failings and focuses on vaccination More than 35,000 badgers were killed during last year’s
Living bridges and supper from sewage: can ancient fixes save our crisis-torn world?

Living bridges and supper from sewage: can ancient fixes save our crisis-torn world?

From underground aqueducts to tree-bridges and fish that love sewage, indigenous customs could save the planet – but are under threat. Landscape architect Julia Watson shares her ‘lo-TEK’ visionOn the
Cattle gridlock: EU border delays add to coronavirus strain on meat trade

Cattle gridlock: EU border delays add to coronavirus strain on meat trade

Possible slaughterhouse shutdowns and staffing issues put pressure on ‘vulnerable’ supply chains, as campaigners call for restriction of live exportsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus

‘Verdant Village’ Offers a Busy Life in the Countryside

Verdant Village is bursting with activities for you to set yourself to work on, having you farm, fish, and mine when not spending time socializing in town. For those who want to... The post ‘Verdant
Malaria Is Devastating Rwanda's Rice Farmers — but the Government Still Won't Commit to This Easy Fix

Malaria Is Devastating Rwanda's Rice Farmers — but the Government Still Won't Commit to This Easy Fix

Rice farmers put food on Rwandans' tables and prop up the economy, but get little help coping with the malaria-carrying mosquitoes in their fields.
Cuba faces squeeze on food production as US oil sanctions bite

Cuba faces squeeze on food production as US oil sanctions bite

Oxen are replacing tractors as the island gets by on sharply reduced petroleum deliveries thanks to Trump-ordered measuresJusto Rodríguez mashes through the mud, whipping the two oxen that guide his
Revealed: Monsanto’s secret funding for weedkiller studies

Revealed: Monsanto’s secret funding for weedkiller studies

The research, used to help avoid a ban, claimed ‘severe impacts’ on farming if glyphosate was outlawedMonsanto secretly funded academic studies indicating “very severe impacts” on farming and the
Zambians brace for water shortage despite recent rainfall

Zambians brace for water shortage despite recent rainfall

World’s largest artificial lake drops by six metres in three years after lengthy droughtZambia is facing severe water and electricity shortages after a lengthy drought, with reservoir levels remaining
UN under fire over choice of ‘corporate puppet’ as envoy at key food summit

UN under fire over choice of ‘corporate puppet’ as envoy at key food summit

Organisation accused of kowtowing to big business by appointing former Rwandan agriculture minister with links to agro-industry A global summit on food security is at risk of being dominated by big
African swine fever destroying small pig farms, as factory farming booms – report

African swine fever destroying small pig farms, as factory farming booms – report

China is worst hit as lack of financial support leaves small-scale farms struggling to survive while big companies continue to expandSmall farmers across the globe are losing out in the aftermath of
The Thankless Task of Being a Topless Anti-Dairy Protester

The Thankless Task of Being a Topless Anti-Dairy Protester

When anti-dairy demonstrators stormed the stage during Joe Biden’s Super Tuesday rally, it was the two women standing next to him—his wife, Jill, and his adviser Symone Sanders—who went into
Consider the Anti-Dairy Protesters

Consider the Anti-Dairy Protesters

When anti-dairy demonstrators stormed the stage during Joe Biden’s Super Tuesday rally, it was the two women standing next to him—his wife, Jill, and his adviser Symone Sanders—who went into
World's biggest meat company linked to 'brutal massacre' in Amazon

World's biggest meat company linked to 'brutal massacre' in Amazon

Investigation traces meat sold to JBS and rival Marfrig to farm owned by man implicated in Mato Grosso killingsA new investigation has linked the world’s biggest meat company JBS, and its rival