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Polish authorities on high alert as bird flu spreads

Multiple cases of the highly pathogenic H5N8 avian influenza virus have now been confirmed in turkey populations in eastern Poland, according to local authorities.
Biogas plants planned to tackle farming pollution in India

Biogas plants planned to tackle farming pollution in India

In a bid to prevent the severe pollution resulting from farmers burning crop residues every winter, authorities in India have announced plans to establish more than 100 biogas plants in...
Western Europe fortifies defences against African swine fever

Western Europe fortifies defences against African swine fever

A wild boar infected with African swine fever (ASF) has been found near Nowogrod Bobrzanski in Western Poland, just 40km from the German border, leaving German authorities on high alert.
New Zealand adds methane loophole for farmers in carbon bill

New Zealand adds methane loophole for farmers in carbon bill

New Zealand’s parliament has approved a Bill that commits the country to being carbon neutral by the year 2050.
Widespread protests against ‘farmer bashing’ in the EU

Widespread protests against ‘farmer bashing’ in the EU

In the latest incident in a string of protests across Europe during the past few weeks, farmers took to the streets of Paris, France on Wednesday and blocked the city’s...

Severe onion shortages lead to protest action in India

The federal government in India has approved 120 000t in onion imports to supplement supplies as severe shortages hit the domestic market.
Illegal vaccines compound China’s African swine fever crisis

Illegal vaccines compound China’s African swine fever crisis

China’s agricultural ministry has warned farmers against the use of illegal and experimental vaccines as the country continues to struggle to contain the African swine fever epidemic.
Farmers blamed for Indian capital’s pollution crisis

Farmers blamed for Indian capital’s pollution crisis

Almost 200 farmers in the territories neighbouring the Delhi metropolitan area in India have been arrested following a supreme court order for all farm fires to be halted.
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Greek peach producers in despair about new US tariffs

The trade tensions between the EU and the US is threatening one of Greece’s most successful export sectors, tinned peaches.

Partial trade agreement averts further US tariffs on China

A partial trade agreement between the US and China has been reached, with phase one of the negotiations concluded this week.
The 2019 Polagra Food and Polagra Tech International Trade Fair in Poznań, Poland

50 000 visitors for Poland’s largest food fair

More than 50 000 visitors attended the recent Polagra Food and Polagra Tech International Trade Fair for food and catering products, as well as food technology, held at the Poznań...
Warming climate puts trendy Austrian wine at risk

Warming climate puts trendy Austrian wine at risk

One of the world’s trendiest wines, Grὕner Veltliner, produced in vineyards on the hills surrounding the town of Langenlois in Lower Austria, is under threat from a rapidly changing climate.

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SA potato industry to have greater access to Mondial variety

SA potato industry to have greater access to Mondial variety

South Africa’s potato production industry is set to gain from a settlement agreement approved recently by the Competition Tribunal (CompTrib).

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