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Remote monitoring provides data on water quality

A satellite-based programme run by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is monitoring water productivity and identifying water productivity gaps, according to an FAO press release.
Glyphosate non-carcinogenic, but unsafe

Glyphosate non-carcinogenic, but unsafe

After evaluating scientific data, the European Chemical Agency (ECHA) has found that glyphosate is non-carcinogenic, but can cause eye damage and is toxic to aquatic life.
What to expect at the 36th World Nut & Dried Fruit Congress

What to expect at the 36th World Nut & Dried Fruit...

Nearly 1 000 people from 60 different countries are expected to attend the nut and dried fruit industry’s major event of the year.
Vigorous growth predicted for global hazelnut market

Vigorous growth predicted for global hazelnut market

The international hazelnut market is set for robust growth over the next decade, according to market researchers.
EU countries opt-out of GM crop cultivation

EU countries opt-out of GM crop cultivation

Seventeen member states of the European Union (EU) have implemented national rules to opt out of the cultivation of genetically modified (GM) crops.
Brazilian meat processors investigated for bribery

Brazilian meat processors investigated for bribery

Brazilian meat-packing companies, Brazil Foods SA (BRF SA) and JBS SA, were recently raided by police after alleged bribery of health officials that could threaten US$12 billion (R152 billion) in...
Turning food waste into tyres

Turning food waste into tyres

According to researchers at Ohio State University (OSU) in the US, food waste could partially replace the petroleum-based filler currently used in the manufacturing of tyres.
US Fruit Growers worried about disastrous warm weather

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, which could leave them vulnerable to cold winter temperatures and frost. This was according...
China bird flu outbreak peaks

China bird flu outbreak peaks

Cases of the endemic H7N9 bird flu appears to have peaked in China but incidences of the flu are expected to continue into late April, according to epidemiologists.
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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 popular with restaurants and bakeries across Japan for Valentine's Day, reported Asahi Shimbun, a...
US chicken farmers sue poultry companies for alleged corruption

US chicken farmers sue poultry companies for alleged corruption

Chicken farmers in the US state of Oklahoma sued poultry companies for allegedly sharing payment data with one another , in order to keep producer pay below competitive levels, news...
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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, but rather using them wisely.

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Agri-conference to discuss investment challenges for Africa

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