Agriculture

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Rural Australians are living climate change in real time – and unlike politicians who scapegoat us, we’re taking action | Anika Molesworth
Watching your land wither before your eyes is gut-wrenching, so we’ve been listening to the science and responding. But we can’t do it alone

Anika Molesworth

21, Oct, 2021 @12:36 AM

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Eco-friendly, lab-grown coffee is on the way, but it comes with a catch
Beanless brews can cut deforestation and greenhouse gas emissions dramatically – but what will happen to workers in traditional coffee-growing regions?

Nadra Nittle

16, Oct, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Deliveries of mail-order bees stung by pandemic postal delays
Hold-ups unfit for a queen bee have seen them arrive at their destinations bedraggled, weak or dead, forcing a halt to shipments within Australia

Tory Shepherd

12, Oct, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Sicilian coffee dream a step closer as climate crisis upends farming
As temperatures rise, one family hopes to establish the world’s northernmost coffee plantation

Lorenzo Tondo in Palermo

04, Oct, 2021 @4:00 AM

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Kowbucha, seaweed, vaccines: the race to reduce cows’ methane emissions
Agriculture is the largest anthropogenic source of this gas, accounting for about 40%, leading innovators to offer new solutions to tackle its bovine source

Emma Bryce

30, Sep, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Genetically modified food a step closer in England as laws relaxed
Government removes costs and red tape in go-ahead for more trials of gene edited crops

Fiona Harvey Environment correspondent

29, Sep, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Giving back to the land through regenerative farming | Letters
Letters: If regenerative agriculture is to move into the mainstream, we need a system of grants that rewards flexibility and experimentation, says Mandy Lieu. Meanwhile Tom Fyans makes a case for investing in hedgerows

Letters

27, Sep, 2021 @4:05 PM

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Thinktank calls for carbon trading desk for small farmers and climate-focused livestock research
The Grattan Institute’s report on agriculture says farmers should directly benefit from efforts to curb emissions, currently 15% of Australia’s total

Natasha May

26, Sep, 2021 @5:31 PM

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UK food producers call for subsidies to tackle CO2 shortages
Record energy prices forced shutdown of two fertiliser plants last week, with knock-on effect on food supply chains

Sarah Butler and Joanna Partridge

20, Sep, 2021 @6:00 PM

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Percy vs Goliath review – Christopher Walken battles Big Agriculture
The New Yorker makes no effort to sound Canadian or look like real life Saskatchewan farmer Percy Schmeiser, but he still steals the show

Leslie Felperin

20, Sep, 2021 @3:00 PM

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US and EU pledge 30% cut in methane emissions to limit global heating
Major commitment with deadline of 2030 is big advance towards reaching 1.5C goal set out in Paris agreement

Fiona Harvey Environment correspondent

17, Sep, 2021 @4:07 PM

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‘Why not start now?’ On the track to regenerative farming
The coming revolution in subsidies is driving interest that could help the climate and biodiversity

Damian Carrington Environment editor

17, Sep, 2021 @6:00 AM

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