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Climate change has no benefits

Climate change has no benefits

New research overturned the belief that increased CO2 global emissions had short-term benefits on plant growth.
Australia launches National Agriculture Day

Australia launches National Agriculture Day

The Australian government has expressed the hope that the introduction of the National Agriculture Day would cultivate greater appreciation for farmers and the farming sector among all Australians.
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EU approves glyphosate use for only five years

European Union farmers have expressed disappointment at a recent final decision by the European Commission to allow the use of glyphosate-based herbicides there for only a further five years.
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Canada’s livestock industry in pictures

Farmer's Weekly's journalist, Gerhard Uys recently visited Canada and got to experience its dynamic livestock industry.
US sugar industry in the dock over ill effects of sucrose

US sugar industry in the dock over ill effects of sucrose

The US sugar industry has been accused of withholding evidence of the adverse effects of sucrose for almost 50 years.
Non-browning Arctic apples now on North American shelves

Non-browning GMO Arctic apples now on North American shelves

Genetically modified (GM) non-browning apples are now available to consumers in North America. The first harvest of the Arctic variety was recently brought in by Canadian company, Okanagan Speciality Fruits...
World dairy must tackle environmental debate head-on

World dairy must tackle environmental debate head-on

The global dairy industry must address the risk of dairy being labelled a “problem protein” environmentally. This is according to Jaap Evers, International Dairy Federation (IDF) global standards leader.
EU glyphosate vote moved to November

EU glyphosate vote moved to November

The European Commission has issued a statement saying it would vote on 9 November 2017 on a proposal to renew approval for glyphosate use, at the Standing Committee on Plants,...
Consumers must be informed about dairy substitute drinks

Consumers must be informed about dairy substitute drinks

Dairy substitute drinks do not contain adequate levels of iodine, and according to UK researchers they are therefore not a suitable alternative for the ‘real thing’.
Holographic cow improves learning experience

Holographic cow improves learning experience

UK researchers have developed interactive hologram imagery of cattle to enliven bovine anatomy teaching at Harper Adams University in Shropshire.
Fonterra gives its CEO and farmers huge increases

Fonterra gives its CEO and farmers huge increases

New Zealand dairy giant, Fonterra, boosted its 2016/2017 cash payout to farmers by 52% to NZ$6,52 (R63,06) per kilogram of milk solids (kgMS).
Project to grow India’s world-leading dairy industry

Project to grow India’s world-leading dairy industry

The Indian government approved a Rs108,8 billion (R22,4 billion) 12-year plan, from 2017/2018 to 2028/2029, to grow its dairy industry, already the largest in the world.

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