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French brace for 'massive' imports of South American beef

Sainte-c - Cedric Mandin, who raises some 800 Charolais cows with his brother in France's Vendee region, is the fourth generation of his family to own their farm, and he fears he will be the last.

Embattled French dairy chief breaks silence over salmonella scare

Paris - The chief executive of France's Lactalis group on Sunday vowed compensation for victims of salmonella-tainted baby milk as he revealed that recalls were now under way in 83 countries.

83 countries affected by Lactalis salmonella scandal: CEO

Paris - A salmonella scandal at French dairy group Lactalis has affected 83 countries, where 12 million boxes of powdered baby milk are being recalled, the company's CEO said Sunday in an interview with French media.

83 countries affected by Lactalis salmonella scandal: CEO

Paris - A salmonella scandal at French dairy group Lactalis has affected 83 countries, where 12 million boxes of powdered baby milk are being recalled, the company's CEO said Sunday in an interview with French media.

'Hundreds' of lawsuits filed over Lactalis salmonella: association

Paris - Hundreds of lawsuits have been filed against French dairy giant Lactalis by families who say their children got salmonella poisoning after drinking powdered milk made by the company, an association representing victims said Friday.

Cheesed off: Italian regions highly strung over mozzarella

Rome - Defenders of buffalo mozzarella in the Campania region of southern Italy have vowed to fight a decision made this week by the farming ministry which allows a cow mozzarella from neighbouring Puglia to be given special status.

South Africa blighted by racially charged farm murders

Tzaneen - "They beat him with a pole... and you could hear the bones breaking," said Debbie Turner, recounting her husband's murder in a slow, defiant voice.She refuses to talk about him in the past tense and sleeps with a photo of him close by.

Evicted Zimbabwe white farmer handed back his land

Harare - A white Zimbabwean farmer forced from his land as part of controversial mass evictions became this week the first to return to his property under a new government bid to reverse illegal land seizures.

Zimbabwe orders illegal farm invaders off land: state media

Harare - Zimbabwe's new agriculture minister has ordered people illegally occupying formerly white-owned commercial farms to vacate, nearly two decades after violent land grabs led by ousted ex-president Robert Mugabe, state media said Thursday.

Australia stung by N. Zealand bid to trademark manuka honey

Sydney - Manuka honey's much-hyped healing properties have proved a money-spinner for beekeepers in Australia and New Zealand, but a push to trademark its name has sparked a bitter row between the two countries.

Africa given new hope against famine with 'super beans'

Drought conditions continue to contribute to famine in Africa, prompting a search for crops that are not only drought-resistant but provide a high yield. A so-called "super bean" has been developed that may give hope to hunger-prone areas of Africa.

Zimbabwe white farmers see opportunity in Mugabe exit

Redcliff - Standing outside the gates of the farmhouse from which he was evicted in 2008, white Zimbabwean Deon Theron knows he will never get his land back.

France halts sales of two Dow pesticides over bee fears

Nice - A French court on Friday halted sales of two pesticides made by US chemicals giant Dow after an environmental group raised fears that the substances could be harmful to bees.

Spain, Portugal struggle with extreme drought

Madrid - Spain and Portugal are grappling with a devastating drought which has left rivers nearly dry, sparked deadly wildfires and devastated crops -- and experts warn that prolonged dry spells will become more frequent.

Spain, Portugal struggle with extreme drought

Madrid - Spain and Portugal are grappling with a devastating drought which has left rivers nearly dry, sparked deadly wildfires and devastated crops -- and experts warn that prolonged dry spells will become more frequent.

Satellite technology aids ranchers with crop management

The Canadian government has laid down a challenge to technology companies to help farmers to manage crops using new risk management tools.

Florida fruit growers sour over NAFTA

New York - With the fifth round of talks to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement underway, Florida fruit and vegetable growers are pressing for changes.

Myanmar Rohingya exodus leaves ghostland behind

Torched villages and unharvested paddy fields stretch to the horizon in Myanmar's violence-gutted Rakhine state, where a dwindling number of Muslim Rohingya remain trapped in limbo after an army crackdown coursed through the region.

15,000 scientists say threats to planet now 'far worse'

Miami - Twenty-five years after global scientists issued a "warning to humanity" about dangers to the environment, a new update released Monday says most of the planet's problems are getting "far worse.

Holy guacamole! How NAFTA drove America's avocado boom

Washington - Love it or loathe it, America's avocado craze shows no sign of fizzling out, but fans of the Mexican staple may not realize they can thank the NAFTA trade deal for ensuring its bountiful supply.

Microsoft uses AI to help Indian farmers maximise crop yields

Microsoft has developed an AI app to assist Indian farmers in maximising crop yields from their land. The company's services can predict the optimal date to sow crops and send automated voice calls that alert landowners to weather and pest attack risks.

France to oppose EU's 5-year renewal for weedkiller glyphosate

Paris - France will oppose a European Commission proposal to renew authorisation for controversial weedkiller glyphosate for five years instead of 10, saying Wednesday the new cutoff should be three years.

Intelligent sensor network for harvesting machines developed

Bielefeld - An innovative new system has been developed that will make it safer and more efficient to operate tractors and combine harvesters under changing crop densities and differing conditions in the terrain.

Why farmers need advanced imaging: Interview Special

Today, farming and technology are becoming one. A key example is with imaging technology to help optimize crop production. To obtain an overview of the agriculture imaging technology sector we spoke with Ashwin Madgavkar of Ceres Imaging.

Delhi braces for pollution 'airpocalypse' as smog looms

Sonipat - As Hindus across India celebrate Diwali this week, scientists fear a ban on firecrackers and other emergency anti-pollution measures deployed by authorities may not be enough to prevent a repeat of last year's "airpocalypse" in Delhi.

Wolf attacks raise howls of protest from French farmers

Lyon - Animal lovers may be delighted that wolves are roaming the French mountains once again -- but the predators' increasing attacks on sheep have farmers longing to get their guns out.

Pesticide poisoning kills 20 farmers in Indian state

Mumbai - Twenty Indian farmers have died and hundreds of others are in hospital after inhaling poisonous pesticides while spraying crops, officials said Monday, highlighting lax safety standards in the country.

Africa's agriculture needs a big dose of digital transformation

Scientists are now calling for a technological transformation in how Africans undertake agricultural production. With almost three quarters of the workforce on the continent focussed on agriculture, such a change could lead to rapid innovation.

Ghana wakes up and smells the coffee

Kintampo - Like many people around the world, 80-year-old Kofi Afadi can't start his morning without a cup of coffee.

EU battle heats up over controversial weedkiller

Brussels - A battle is heating up over whether the European Union will renew at year-end the licence for glyphosate, one of the world's most widely used weedkillers that some fear causes cancer.
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