Agriculture

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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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The rice of the sea: how a tiny grain could change the way humanity eats
Ángel León made his name serving innovative seafood. But then he discovered something in the seagrass that could transform our understanding of the sea itself – as a vast garden

Ashifa Kassam in Madrid

09, Apr, 2021 @5:00 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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Country diary: a pregnant pause as the ewes return for lambing
Tebay, Cumbria: We rest on the brow of the hill. Even with all the uncertainty there is much to be thankful for. The sheep look well and the weather is settled

Andrea Meanwell

30, Mar, 2021 @4:30 AM

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Black farmers speak out against the 'festering wound' of racism in agriculture
House agriculture committee hearing comes on the heels of $5bn being allocated to farmers of color earlier this month

Summer Sewell

26, Mar, 2021 @1:23 AM

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Mouse plagues, plague plagues, terrible floods and fires - are these the biblical end times? | First Dog on the Moon
There are mice everywhere and in everything, the kookaburras and magpies are fat and everyone else is miserable

First Dog on the Moon

22, Mar, 2021 @6:46 AM

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'You can't escape the smell': mouse plague grows to biblical proportions across eastern Australia
Locals who have endured months of mice and rats getting into their houses, stores and cars are praying heavy rain will help wipe them out
Warning: graphic images may disturb some readers

Matilda Boseley

19, Mar, 2021 @7:00 PM

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Century-old olive trees felled as Spain's farmers try to cut costs
Plunge in global olive oil prices means hard decisions for Spanish olive oil producers

Ashifa Kassam in Madrid

12, Mar, 2021 @5:00 AM

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MPs hit back after India summons envoy over farmers' protest debate
High commissioner called in after India said debate represented ‘gross interference’ in its internal affairs

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic Editor

10, Mar, 2021 @4:29 PM

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The UN food systems summit will consider all stakeholders’ interests | Letter
Letter: Dr Agnes Kalibata responds to a report on the 2021 summit that she is leading as a special envoy for the UN secretary general

Letters

09, Mar, 2021 @5:57 PM

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