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Brazilian meat processors investigated for bribery

Brazilian meat-packing companies, Brazil Foods SA (BRF SA) and JBS SA, were recently raided by ...

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Turning food waste into tyres

According to researchers at Ohio State University (OSU) in the US, food waste could partially r...

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US Fruit Growers worried about disastrous warm weather

Record high-temperatures in the eastern parts of the US could lead to crops maturing too early,...

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China bird flu outbreak peaks

Cases of the endemic H7N9 bird flu appears to have peaked in China but incidences of the flu ar...

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Heart-shaped lemons a hit in Japan

A farm in Japan has succeeded in producing a heart-shaped lemon. The product has become highly ...

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US chicken farmers sue poultry companies for alleged corruption

Chicken farmers in the US state of Oklahoma sued poultry companies for allegedly sharing paymen...

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World Wetlands Day: Agriculture can use wetlands sustainably

Agriculture can sustainably make use of wetlands; it is not a case of not utilising them at all...

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Seychelles bans SA tomato imports due to suspected TLM

The island nation of the Seychelles has reportedly banned the import of tomatoes from South Afr...

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Vets’ training remains key priority for OIE

Safeguarding the training of vets remains a top priority for the World Organisation for Animal ...

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Tree nut and dried fruit production set to increase

Estimates for global tree nut production for the 2015/2016 season currently stand at 3,8 milli...

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Moratorium on peatland drainage

Indonesia recently issued a moratorium on the conversion of peatland in order to curb carbon em...

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New blight-resistant potato for the UK

British scientists have developed a genetically modified potato that is resistant to blight, ac...

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Cabinet reshuffle set to affect agriculture

The looming cabinet reshuffle is expected to have a damaging effect on agriculture, no matter th...