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Asian long-horned beetle threatens sugar maples

Asian long-horned beetle threatens sugar maples

The Asian long-horned beetle (Anoplophora glabripennis), a Chinese invader, is threatening the multi-billion rand maple production industry in North America
EU farmers seek 15-year renewal for glyphosate use

EU farmers seek 15 year renewal for glyphosate use

Farmers in the European Union are concerned that the EU Commission intends to renew authorisations for using glyphosate (the active ingredient in some herbicides) for just 10 years, and not...
University wins court battle over its strawberry development.

University of California wins strawberry spat

A jury recently ruled against two former scientists employed by the University of California (UC) Davis in the US, after they sued their former employee over control of strawberry breeding...
India’s cattle slaughter ban strongly opposed

India’s cattle slaughter ban strongly opposed

The Indian government has banned the sale of cattle for slaughter at livestock markets
World’s seed bank safe after water scare

World’s seed bank safe after water scare

No damage has been caused to the Svalbard Global Seed Vault or its seed stock following reports of water intrusion into the doomsday storage facility in Norway.
Japan’s new approach to farming without soil

Japan’s new approach to farming without soil

Japanese experts have made a breakthrough in agricultural technology, using polymer film to grow food.
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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...

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