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UK prepares for worst bird flu outbreak on record this winter

Avian flu infection rates in the UK are six weeks ahead of this time last year, prompting officials to heighten…

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A remote-controlled car with a flag on a pole can herd cattle

A small remote-controlled vehicle proved effective at keeping cows away from overgrazed areas, and the animals showed few signs of…

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Science

Intensive farming of cleared land could save rest of Amazon rainforest

Brazil has cleared large parts of the Amazon rainforest for use as farmland, encouraging economic growth but causing environmental harm.…

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United Kingdom

The reinvention of farming has come too far to be threatened now

The writer is the author of ‘Rooted’ For the past five years, British farming has been lit up by the…

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Business

Indoor farming: earning green from leafy greens

California produces more than a third of the vegetables and three-quarters of the fruits grown in the US. The state…

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Tech

One Solution to the Food Waste Problem: Eat Your Garbage

The villains of climate change tend be what we put out: carbon-spewing cars, soot-emitting power plants, farting cows. So it…

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Europe

Unbaalievable: why were sheep herded across London Bridge?

Sheep were herded through central London last weekend.  Yes, you did read that right.  On Sunday 25 September, more than…

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Europe

Swiss voters reject move to end factory farming

Voters in Switzerland have rejected a referendum motion that would have put an end to factory farming in the country. Almost…

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Sports

SA farming community’s football and netball league folds after exodus of clubs

A country South Australian football and netball league will cease to exist in 2023 after an exodus of its clubs to…

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Bananas threatened by devastating fungus given temporary resistance

A way to make Cavendish banana plants temporarily resistant to Fusarium fungus could lead to new ways to protect them…

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