Agriculture

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Oxford animal-only antibiotic lab could prop up intensive farming, critics say
New research centre to tackle overlap of livestock and human medicines, but campaigners fear “techno-fix” for factory farming

Sophie Kevany

20, Jan, 2021 @12:27 PM

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Pollutionwatch: major sources of air pollution often overlooked
The roles of agriculture and home heating in causing particle pollution are often neglected

Gary Fuller

15, Jan, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Animals farmed: lab-grown ‘chicken’, bird culls, and why pigs really can't fly
Welcome to our monthly roundup of the biggest issues in farming and food production, with must-read reports from around the web

Tom Levitt

05, Jan, 2021 @3:01 PM

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'We feel in a bit of a no man’s land': Brexit brings mixed feelings in Trowbridge
Wiltshire voted to leave the EU but jubilation is in short supply as the UK finally exits

Steven Morris

01, Jan, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Land subsidence 'will affect almost fifth of global population'
Unesco warns of urban centres sinking because of unsustainable farming and groundwater extraction

Weronika Strzyżyńska

31, Dec, 2020 @7:00 PM

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Global food industry on course to drive rapid habitat loss – research
World faces huge wildlife losses by 2050 unless what and how food is produced changes

Matthew Taylor

21, Dec, 2020 @4:00 PM

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Biden's pick for agriculture secretary raises serious red flags | George Goehl
Tom Vilsack is a corporate yes man and former lobbyist with a dismal record in his previous time as secretary. This is appalling

George Goehl

21, Dec, 2020 @12:04 PM

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In a nutshell: how the macadamia became a 'vulnerable' species
Australia’s nut trees have been added to the IUCN’s red list of threatened species as numbers in the wild dwindle

Zoe Kean

12, Dec, 2020 @8:00 AM

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Digging in: on the frontlines as farmers lay siege to Delhi
Donations flood in to community kitchens as farmers protest against liberalisation of agriculture sector

Amrit Dhillon in Delhi and Hannah Ellis-Petersen

11, Dec, 2020 @11:12 AM

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China boycott to hit Australian wine harder than expected as fruit and vegetable prices rise
Department of Agriculture lists trade tensions and lack of harvest labour as dark spots in an otherwise recovering industry

Paul Karp

06, Dec, 2020 @4:30 PM

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Farm subsidies and helping the environment | Letters
Letters: Ian Stewart insists farmers do not get payments just for owning land, Bob Roberts points out the importance of incentives and public access, while Iain Climie is concerned about food security

04, Dec, 2020 @4:51 PM

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Atlas reveals birds pushed further north amid climate crisis
Data from 120,000 birdwatchers in 48 countries shows forest birds have expanded their range while area occupied by farmland birds has shrunk

Phoebe Weston

03, Dec, 2020 @3:00 PM

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