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Australian winemaker hits her stride in heart of Burgundy

Bligny - Jane Eyre readily admits that while working as a hairdresser in Melbourne over twenty years ago, "I probably drank more gin and tonic" -- but a flair for coaxing top-notch wines from storied Burgundy vines has propelled her into the French wine firmame...

'Death by a thousand cuts' — Earth's insects are disappearing

The world's vital insect kingdom is undergoing "death by a thousand cuts," according to the world's top bug experts. Insects, considered vital to the food chain, are slowly disappearing, and for a variety of reasons.

Supreme Court suspends India's contentious farming laws

New Delhi - India's top court suspended on Tuesday the implementation of new agriculture laws that have sparked weeks of demonstrations by tens of thousands of farmers outside New Delhi.

Supreme Court suspends India's contentious farming laws

New Delhi - India's top court suspended on Tuesday the implementation of new agriculture laws that have sparked weeks of demonstrations by tens of thousands of farmers outside New Delhi.

France plans mass duck slaughter as bird flu hits foie gras

Paris - French producers of foie gras called Thursday for a mass preventive cull of ducks to try to halt the spread of a severe strain of bird flu that is ripping through poultry farms in the southwest of the country.

Campaigners hail Mexican ban on genetically modified corn

Mexico - Environmental campaigners have welcomed a Mexican ban on growing genetically modified maize and the phasing out of a controversial weedkiller -- a step that has met opposition in the private sector.

From bean to bar, Haiti's cocoa wants international recognition

Port-au-prince - Although small in the face of South America's giants, Haiti is slowly developing its cocoa industry, earning better incomes for thousands of farmers and refuting the stereotype that culinary art is the preserve of wealthy countries.

Indian PM makes fresh appeal to farmers protesting over new laws

New Delhi - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday offered to hold fresh talks to end a stalemate over new agricultural reforms, in his latest push to win over farmers protesting for almost a month against the move.

Austrians press EU to talk turkey, raise farm standards

Weibern - As Katharina and Reinhard Bauer show off cosseted turkey chicks they highlight standards that they -- and the Austrian government -- would like the rest of the EU to adopt as well.

Foot massages, tattoos and dentists for defiant India farmers

New Delhi - With foot-massage machines, a dental surgery, their own newspaper and even a tattoo parlour, it's clear that the thousands of Indian farmers blocking roads into Delhi for almost a month are going nowhere.

Covid labour shortage makes Greek olive harvest a traditional family affair again

Kalam - Nestled amid ancient ruins overrun by vegetation, Nikos Argirakis' estate in Greece's main olive growing region usually has dozens of foreign workers toiling around his 1,000 olive trees.

Indian farmers and police in road showdowns as protests worsen

New Delhi - Indian police stopped farmers blocking major highways and taking over more roads into the capital on Saturday as a two-week campaign against market reform laws intensified.

Why are Indian farmers protesting, and what can Modi do?

New Delhi - As an army of resolute Indian farmers keeps up its blockade of New Delhi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi faces potentially the trickiest challenge yet to his authority and reform agenda.

Giant vertical farm opens in Denmark

Taastrup - A purple glow illuminates stacked boxes where lettuce, herbs and kale will soon be sprouting at one of Europe's biggest "vertical farms" which has just opened in a warehouse in an industrial zone in Copenhagen.

Hay beds and highway kitchens: Indian farmers dig in for reform protests

Kundli - Behind concertina wire and trucks blockading a major highway into India's capital, tens of thousands of farmers are camping out in the bitter winter cold as they protest against agriculture reforms they fear could destroy their livelihood.

India summons Canada envoy after Trudeau backs protests

New Delhi - India on Friday summoned Canada's ambassador and warned of serious damage to diplomatic ties after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau commented on growing protests by farmers, authorities said.

Cyprus olive farmer vows change to face climate challenge

- Standing in her olive grove in Cyprus, Elena Sampson sighs at the sight of hundreds of barren trees and vows to tackle climate change after another scorching year.

Indian police clash with farmers for second day

New Delhi - Indian police fired tear gas and water cannon on Friday in a second day of clashes with farmers marching on New Delhi angry at agricultural reforms they fear will leave them at the mercy of big corporations.

Indian farmers clash with police over farm reforms

New Delhi - Indian police fired tear gas and water cannon on Thursday in clashes with several thousand farmers marching to New Delhi to protest against recent agricultural reforms.

Denmark's mink farmers despair as livelihood dies

Copenhagen - Denmark's mink farmers are mourning what they say is the death of their industry after a government order to cull all of their stocks over a mutated variant of the new coronavirus.

Drought casts shadow over prime Moroccan farming land

Agadir - Parched fields stretch as far as the eye can see on plains overlooking Agadir in southwestern Morocco, as precious water resources are diverted from the drought-hit agricultural heartland to households.

How S.Africa farm murder sparked violence, then soul-searching

Senekal - A white farmer's murder in a rural town in early October touched off a series of racially charged events that has drawn comparisons with South Africa's apartheid past, but the truth is far more complex.

Foods of the future set to green taste buds

Paris - Biodegradable chewing-gum, a chick-pea dessert and drinks made from cocoa shells were all singled out for recognition by a food fair focused on ecology and affordability this year.

Argentina becomes first country to approve genetically modified wheat

Buenos Aires - Argentina has become the first country to approve the growth and consumption of genetically modified wheat, the country's agriculture ministry announced Thursday.

Health chief plants cannabis as Thailand eyes medicinal market

Bangkok - Thailand's health minister helped plant cannabis seedlings Thursday as the government nurtures plans to harvest the multibillion-dollar potential of medical marijuana.

Changing economy and climate hit Austria's Alpine pastures

Pertisau - With tender care, Sepp Rieser adorns the bulky heads of his reluctant cows with flower wreaths, adds some more fir twigs, and adjusts the large bells around their necks.

Green shoots: Rooftop farming takes off in Singapore

Fpo - On the rooftop of a Singapore shopping mall, a sprawling patch of eggplants, rosemary, bananas and papayas stand in colourful contrast to the grey skyscrapers of the city-state's business district.

Farmers block rails and roads in India to protest new bills

New Delhi - Angry farmers took to the streets and blocked roads and railways across India on Friday, intensifying protests over major new farming legislation they say will benefit only big corporates.

Polish parliament passes animal rights law

Warsaw - Poland's parliament on Friday passed an animal rights law that had angered fur farmers and kosher meat producers and divided the country's right-wing governing alliance.

China's crash diet begs the question: is it facing a food crisis?

Shanghai - A national campaign to curb mounting food waste in China is feeding speculation that the supply outlook is worse than the government admits and fuelling warnings food could become another front in the worsening US-China rivalry.
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