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Disease threatens world's bananas, says UN

Rome - The United Nations warned on Monday of the potential "massive destruction" of the world's banana crop if a disease affecting the most popular variety spreads from Asia to Africa and the Middle East.
In the Media by AFP

Farmers concerned by large Monsanto data collection

While farmers are already heavily reliant on algorithms and tablets for planning their seed-planting, they are concerned that big seed sellers like DuPont and Monsanto could be cashing in on an orgy of crop data.
In the Media by Michael Thomas - 1 comment

Pasturing pigs a better way to raise pork but will consumers pay?

Thanks to a society looking at humane treatment of animals, even those destined for the dinner table, some farmers have opted to raise the prime meat animal that supplies us with that delectable meat — bacon — in pastures rather than stalls.
In the Media by W. Mark Dendy - 12 comments

Cargill invests in Ukraine grain giant

Kiev - US agricultural trading giant Cargill has acquired five percent of Ukraine's biggest farming producer Ukrlandfarming, as the companies team-up to boost exports to China and other emerging markets.
In the Media by AFP

Ticks pose a risk to sheep populations

Tick bites are responsible for a high death rate in sheep, according to a new study. Researchers have called for new measures to be taken to reduce the incidence of ticks.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 6 comments

Kenya: Farmer group lauded for promoting regional integration Special

Agricultural experts and farmers attending a three-day workshop in Kenya have hailed the giant farmers body for being effective and people-driven in the promotion of regional integration.
Digital Journal Report by Evans Kanini

Videos: So-called 'humane' chicken hatchery exposed for cruelty

The first video you will see (above) tells you how wonderful and clean this chicken hatchery is, and how well the chicks are treated and what a wonderful life they have. Then the second video shows you what is actually happening at this company.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 1 comment

Funny Or Die parodies Chipotle's 'imagination' advertisement

Following the release of Chipotle Mexican Grill's long-form animated advertisement, comedic site Funny Or Die issued a spoof of the commercial - tying Chipotle's video to a commentary on consumer manipulation.
In the Media by Michael Krebs - 1 comment

Photo Essay: Discovering Lanzarote's volcanic farming techniques Special

Arrecife - On the Canary Island of Lanzarote, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, the visitor can admire the ways the people of this unusual volcanic island have adapted their farming techniques to cope with an unforgiving yet spectacular environment.
Digital Journal Report by Lesley Lanir - 2 comments

Photo Essay: Around the farm Special

Agriculture possibly started roughly 10,000 years ago in what is now known as Iraq, based on evidence left behind such as animal bones and stone tools. Agriculture allowed human populations to increase dramatically from those of hunter gatherers.
Digital Journal Report by Kyle Ashmead - 4 comments
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Health Freedom not just another food raid

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Lightning DID strike irrigator which killed 2 detasselers

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Jul 28, 2011 by Tim O'Brien

2 Dead After Detasseling Electrocution Accident; 8 injured

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Jul 25, 2011 by Tim O'Brien

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Jul 10, 2011 by Tim O'Brien

Zac Efron Will Shoot Film in De Kalb County, Illinois

ILLINOIS FILM NEWS, DE KALB COUNTY: Zac Efron is heading to Illinois to film, but it's not in connection with...
Jul 7, 2011 by Tim O'Brien
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