Farming

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Purple revolution: India’s farmers turn to lavender to beat drought
Faced with climate change, farmers in Jammu and Kashmir are switching from maize to essential oils

Kalpana Sunder

13, Apr, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Legumes research gets flexitarian pulses racing with farming guidance
Plant more bean-like crops in Europe and consider ‘healthy diet transition’ to beat climate crisis, say scientists

Sofia Quaglia

13, Apr, 2021 @4:15 AM

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Bill Gates is the biggest private owner of farmland in the United States. Why? | Nick Estes
Gates has been buying land like it’s going out of style. He now owns more farmland than my entire Native American nation

Nick Estes

05, Apr, 2021 @12:45 PM

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If your dog goes for my sheep, then I will shoot, UK farmers warn walkers
Inexperienced owners who acquired dogs during lockdown are blamed for rise in livestock deaths

Robyn Vinter

04, Apr, 2021 @8:30 AM

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Do you fancy taking an alpaca for a walk? Then join the queue…
With summer round the corner and lockdown easing, trekking companies are reporting record bookings

Sarah Johnson

04, Apr, 2021 @8:30 AM

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Plan to relax Australian rules for chemicals and pesticides attacked by environment groups
Panel recommends many household chemicals and pesticides be exempt from scrutiny and agricultural chemicals’ approvals be fast-tracked

Anne Davies

03, Apr, 2021 @8:00 PM

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‘They don’t belong in a concrete shed’: cows still happiest outside
While modern indoor farms aim to recreate outdoor life minus its hazards, scientists say having a choice may be best for animals’ wellbeing

Tom Levitt

03, Apr, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Countryside Code has worrying holes | Letter
Letter: Phil Stocker of the National Sheep Association says shorter version of the code is not clear enough about the need for dogs to be kept on leads

Letters

02, Apr, 2021 @3:21 PM

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Toxic impact of pesticides on bees has doubled, study shows
Analysis contradicts claims that the environmental impact of pesticides is falling, say scientists

Damian Carrington Environment editor

01, Apr, 2021 @6:00 PM

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Rapid global heating is hurting farm productivity, study finds
Research shows rising temperatures since 1960s have acted as handbrake to agricultural yield of crops and livestock

Oliver Milman

01, Apr, 2021 @3:00 PM

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'Make a memory': campaigners fear revised Countryside Code lacks bite
Visitors urged to ‘share the space’ but latest revision lacks clear rules over barbecues and dogs on leads

Patrick Barkham

01, Apr, 2021 @5:00 AM

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What’s good now? An expert guide to sustainable fish for Easter
Ensuring the seafood you buy is good for the environment can be ‘extremely difficult’ for consumers. Four seafood experts share their tips on how to do it

Celina Ribeiro

30, Mar, 2021 @4:30 PM

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