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EU revealed as hub for ‘cruel’ live animal transport amid fears of disease
Exclusive: Previously unpublished records show millions of animals traded over long distances between European countries or exported globally

Verity Portas and Andrew Wasley

28, Nov, 2023 @2:01 PM

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From carbon capture to King Charles: what to look out for at Cop28
The big climate conference starts in the UAE on November 30 – who are the key players and what will they be talking about?

Fiona Harvey Environment editor

25, Nov, 2023 @3:32 PM

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Wildfires gripped Canada last summer. Now, US farmers are feeling the burn
Smoke from blazes lingered over Ohio and other states in the corn belt affecting maturation, raising fears of crop damage

Stephen Starr in Clark county, Ohio

23, Nov, 2023 @11:00 AM

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Seasonal cherrypicker from Chile files unfair dismissal claim against UK farm
Julia Quecaño Casimiro becomes first worker on post-Brexit scheme to launch claim after flying thousands of miles for short-term employment

Emily Dugan

22, Nov, 2023 @5:00 AM

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Can cuddling a cow make me less stressed? There’s one way to find out …
Fifty pounds will buy you three hours petting the retired dairy cows at Dumble Farm in East Yorkshire – and the tickets sell out almost instantly

Emma Beddington

21, Nov, 2023 @7:00 AM

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A cocktail of toxins is poisoning our fields. Its effect on humans? Nobody can tell us | George Monbiot
Many of the chemicals being spread as sewage sludge are untested or can’t be assessed. That’s why I’m suing for answers, says Guardian columnist George Monbiot

George Monbiot

18, Nov, 2023 @6:00 AM

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UK government weakens energy efficiency targets for farmers
Improvement targets for horticulture and poultry reduced after lobbying from National Farmers’ Union

Helena Horton Environment reporter

17, Nov, 2023 @5:00 AM

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‘Stop this obscenity’: could key UK summit turn tide on world hunger?
Andrew Mitchell wants next week’s food security conference to find ways to tackle waste and pests – and to show that aid works

Patrick Wintour, diplomatic editor

16, Nov, 2023 @10:00 AM

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Nitrogen wars: the Dutch farmers’ revolt that turned a nation upside-down
The long read: In 2019, a looming crisis over pollution led the Dutch government to crack down on farm emissions. The response was furious – and offers a warning to other countries about protecting the environment without losing public trust

Paul Tullis

16, Nov, 2023 @5:00 AM

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Dust, hail and bank loans: the Mongolian herders facing life without grass
The climate crisis is bringing more storms, colder winters and drier summers which is threatening to extinguish a whole way of life on the Mongolian steppes

Fred Harter, Uvurkhangai, Mongolia

15, Nov, 2023 @5:00 AM

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The Guardian view on farming’s green transition: the politics aren’t looking good | Editorial
Editorial: This month’s Cop28 climate summit will focus on greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture. Governments need to take note


12, Nov, 2023 @6:25 PM

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Premature death of 80m chickens raises concerns over UK’s fast-growing breeds
Welfare groups urge swap to slow-growing birds in face of record deaths last year

Jon Ungoed-Thomas

11, Nov, 2023 @2:00 PM

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