Agriculture

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Invasion of the barley snatchers: crop circles cost farmers thousands in lost revenue
England’s spheres of flattened land are under fresh scrutiny as global grain prices skyrocket

Mark Tovey

24, Sep, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Ranchers’ rebellion: the Californians breaking water rules in a punishing drought
Ranchers risk fines amid a clash over water rights, as regulators and Indigenous nations warn of environmental danger

Dani Anguiano

22, Sep, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Short menus, local produce, no tablecloth: how to choose a restaurant and help save the planet
Restaurants can be horribly wasteful places or they can be impressively green – here is how to tell the difference

Tony Naylor

22, Sep, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Small number of huge companies dominate global food chain, study finds
Two firms control 40% of global commercial seed market, compared with 10 companies 25 years ago, ETC Group says

Fiona Harvey Environment correspondent

22, Sep, 2022 @5:00 AM

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700 metres of rubbish: farmers grapple with choked rivers amid Australia’s third La Niña
Graziers and farmers along the Macquarie River say flooding used to be beneficial but has become ‘far worse and goes for far longer’ than it should

Fleur Connick

21, Sep, 2022 @11:42 PM

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Leading grain traders ‘sourcing soy beans from Brazilian farm linked to abuse’
Bunge and Cargill, behind more than 30% of soy exports to EU and UK, accused of exposing suppliers to link with indigenous rights violations

Andrew Downie

20, Sep, 2022 @10:38 AM

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Ash Amirahmadi of Arla: ‘I thought milk was boring. Little did I know’
The giant dairy co-op’s managing director is absorbed in his industry, even as it faces steep cost and market price challenges

Joanna Partridge

17, Sep, 2022 @3:00 PM

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‘Monstrosities in the farmland’: how giant warehouses transformed a California town
Ontario was once at the center of the dairy industry. Now it’s home to Amazon’s largest warehouse and many others – with dangerous consequences

Maanvi Singh in Ontario, California, with photographs by Pablo Unzueta

13, Sep, 2022 @5:00 AM

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‘The strain is the worst of my lifetime’: how Bill Gates is staying optimistic
Covid and Ukraine war were major setbacks in pursuit of global development goals, philanthropist admits, but cutting back on aid would be ‘tragic’

Tracy McVeigh

13, Sep, 2022 @4:01 AM

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Court upholds finding that company part-owned by Angus Taylor illegally cleared grasslands
Jam Land ordered to pay government’s costs after federal court dismisses appeal over clearing of critically endangered NSW grasslands

Lisa Cox

12, Sep, 2022 @9:32 AM

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Chateau Fukushima? Japanese winery tries to shake off negative image
Ten years after the nuclear disaster, local agri-businesses are looking to the future

Justin McCurry

11, Sep, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Milking the local market: shaking up the NSW south coast dairy industry
Farmers in and around the Jamberoo Valley are banding together to do business differently and reduce their dependence on big milk processors

John Ellicott

10, Sep, 2022 @8:00 PM

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