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Early European hunters and farmers lived side-by-side

Genetic studies suggest hunter-gatherers and immigrant farmers lived side-by-side for more than 2,000 years in Central Europe, before the agricultural lifestyle won over. This finding overturns some previous thinking.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 5 comments

Weedkillers now linked to depression among farmers

Insecticides used by farmers have been previously linked to higher risk of Parkinson’s disease. Now a new study links weedkillers to depression in a study of French farmers that could also mean health risks for the average gardener.
In the Media by Kathleen Blanchard - 7 comments

Chickens from farmers markets carry more pathogens

At least that was the case in one U.S. state. A study of raw, whole chickens purchased from farmers markets throughout Pennsylvania contained significantly higher levels of bacteria.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Farm workers carry high numbers of antibiotic resistant bacteria

Farm workers who work on farms where high levels of antibiotics are used in farm animals carry a high proportion of antibiotic resistant bacteria compared with farms that are antibiotic-free.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Scottish mowing event cancelled due to lack of grass

But behind the headline lies a tale of the severe effects the prolonged cold spell, which has gripped north west Europe, is having on farmers' crops and livestock all the way from Scotland to the south of France.
In the Media by Robert Myles - 4 comments

U.S. farmers face immigration issues hindering work for many

Products that we consume in the U.S. are most likely the result of the work of farmers or guest workers. These products are made at a low cost and often times sold as so. However, people do not realize the costly factors involved.
In the Media by Jonathan Nguyen

Farmer's wife in Congo tells of her experience

Frances du Toit, the wife of Wynand, tells of their experiences in the Congo where they came with a group of farmers from South Africa at the invitation of the Congolese government.
In the Media by Matthew Hendricks

Farmers in North Ireland left cut off due to heavy snow

Due to heavy snow farmers in Northern Ireland have been "abandoned and left to fend for themselves" due to the heavy snow which has left them cut off.
In the Media by Paul Iddon - 2 comments

Op-Ed: Anti-GMO protests by Polish farmers continue in London, UK

London - On Thursday, the International Coalition to Protect the Polish Countryside (ICPPC) and a group of British and Polish supporters rallied in front of the Polish Embassy in central London, against the sale of Polish farmland to foreign multinationals.
In the Media by Anne Sewell

Greek farmers give away 55 tons of free fruit & vegetables

Athens - On Wednesday farmers in Greece, while protesting high production costs, gave away tons of free fruit and vegetables to needy Greek people outside the Agriculture Ministry in Athens.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 8 comments
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