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.... . The three companies would focus on agriculture, materials and speciality products. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Monday 27th of March 2017 12:10:59 PM
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....Nonetheless, the regional analysis was supported by a separate exercise that looked at the impact on particular industrial sectors. “With tariffs imposed on British goods at the levels currently faced by non-EU states, industries at risk of being hit by the highest duties will be agriculture, forestries and fishing; mining and quarrying; and manufacturing,” it said. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....WWF said it was encouraged to see the “thorough and extensive” review in response to the animal fat issues, but it urged the Bank to proceed carefully if it moved to palm oil. “Palm oil has benefits as it produces more oil per land area than any other equivalent oil crop,” said Emma Keller, the agriculture commodities manager at WWF. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... Yet he claims it would be “extraordinarily naive” to translate this into a unilateral dismantling of import tariffs when Britain finds itself on the other side of fortress Europe. “If you are going to surrender agriculture, at least get something back for it, rather than just abandoning it,” he adds. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... One of them is investment in a phenomenon that will dominate all discussion of jobs and pay in the years to come: automation. Thinktank the Resolution Foundation says sectors that are heavily reliant on lower-paid migrant workers, such as agriculture, construction and food manufacturing, could invest more in machinery and robotics to fill the employment gap. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....60), compared with 336 yen in the same month a year ago, Reuters news agency said. The agriculture ministry has been keeping records of harvests since 1983. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....The price of food imported from the EU is likely to rise by up to 8% by the end of any transitional period as Britain is forced to impose extra border controls, making it more difficult to bring in foods that we cannot produce ourselves. Last year the UK imported food and agriculture products worth £47. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....Haskins acknowledged that there could be opportunities from leaving the EU: the depreciated pound might help exports, and importers could be encouraged to produce more equipment locally. Overall, though, the letter reported that local businesses believed exporting would be hit because new trade deals were unlikely to be as good as existing conditions, that local industries, particularly food processing and agriculture, which are big employers, “are heavily reliant on eastern-European labour” to do often difficult work. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....But they also show that migrants from western European countries are more likely to have a university degree, to be higher paid and to work in a job that matches their education. This split in profile between western and eastern European migrants working in Britain is echoed by their relative concentrations in the financial and business service sectors on the one hand and agriculture and manufacturing on the other. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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UK needs immigration to keep service industries going, says ONS image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 12th of April 2017 10:50:16 AM
....But they also show that migrants from western European countries are more likely to have a university degree, to be higher paid and to work in a job that matches their education. This split in profile between western and eastern European migrants working in Britain is echoed by their relative concentrations in the financial and business service sectors on the one hand and agriculture and manufacturing on the other. ...
Japanese snack giant Calbee hit by potato shortage image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 12th of April 2017 05:58:07 AM
....60), compared with 336 yen in the same month a year ago, Reuters news agency said. The agriculture ministry has been keeping records of harvests since 1983. ...
Savings rates turn NEGATIVE amid biting inflation with just ONE account beating rate image
....Savers willing to take a little risk with their money, could also consider turning to investments that can protect against inflation. Maike Currie, investment director for personal investing at Fidelity International, said: "The time to protect yourself against the return of inflation is before it happens and physical assets such as gold, agriculture and property are all good protectors against the wealth-eroding effects of inflation. ...
Hull after Brexit – will the City of Culture regret voting out? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 2nd of April 2017 02:30:03 PM
....Haskins acknowledged that there could be opportunities from leaving the EU: the depreciated pound might help exports, and importers could be encouraged to produce more equipment locally. Overall, though, the letter reported that local businesses believed exporting would be hit because new trade deals were unlikely to be as good as existing conditions, that local industries, particularly food processing and agriculture, which are big employers, “are heavily reliant on eastern-European labour” to do often difficult work. ...
Bank of England considers palm oil for £20 polymer notes image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 30th of March 2017 03:14:28 PM
....WWF said it was encouraged to see the “thorough and extensive” review in response to the animal fat issues, but it urged the Bank to proceed carefully if it moved to palm oil. “Palm oil has benefits as it produces more oil per land area than any other equivalent oil crop,” said Emma Keller, the agriculture commodities manager at WWF. ...
Price of imported fruit and vegetables 'will rise by up to 8% after Brexit' image
....The price of food imported from the EU is likely to rise by up to 8% by the end of any transitional period as Britain is forced to impose extra border controls, making it more difficult to bring in foods that we cannot produce ourselves. Last year the UK imported food and agriculture products worth £47. ...
Pension crisis looms as one in five Britons has no savings for their old age image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of March 2017 01:37:00 PM
.... . And the job sectors with the most employees with pensions, include law enforcement (95 per cent), science and pharmaceuticals (90 per cent) and insurance (89 per cent), while those in in environment and agriculture, are least likely to hold one (54 per cent). ...
​Sweet Brexit: what sugar tells us about Britain’s future outside the EU image
.... Yet he claims it would be “extraordinarily naive” to translate this into a unilateral dismantling of import tariffs when Britain finds itself on the other side of fortress Europe. “If you are going to surrender agriculture, at least get something back for it, rather than just abandoning it,” he adds. ...
Dow and Dupont merger gets EU go-ahead image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 27th of March 2017 12:10:59 PM
.... . The three companies would focus on agriculture, materials and speciality products. ...
Parts of UK that voted for Brexit may be hardest hit, study finds image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 26th of March 2017 11:01:43 PM
....Nonetheless, the regional analysis was supported by a separate exercise that looked at the impact on particular industrial sectors. “With tariffs imposed on British goods at the levels currently faced by non-EU states, industries at risk of being hit by the highest duties will be agriculture, forestries and fishing; mining and quarrying; and manufacturing,” it said. ...
The British jobs Brexit makes hard to fill image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 25th of March 2017 04:00:06 PM
.... One of them is investment in a phenomenon that will dominate all discussion of jobs and pay in the years to come: automation. Thinktank the Resolution Foundation says sectors that are heavily reliant on lower-paid migrant workers, such as agriculture, construction and food manufacturing, could invest more in machinery and robotics to fill the employment gap. ...
Trouble on the ranch image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 12:01:57 AM
...."Nafta is extremely important to us. It's one of the biggest trade deals that agriculture has ever had," says John Robinson from the National Cattlemen's Beef Association (NCBA). ...
Aberdeen wrestles with hard choices as independence looms again image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 18th of March 2017 03:59:43 PM
....Such is the decline in oil revenues that whisky is now the country’s biggest export, pushing professional services – much of them linked to Edinburgh’s finance industry – into second place; oil is third and mining and quarrying fourth. Many SNP officials still look to Ireland as a role model: Dublin as a low-tax financial centre, Cork as a hi-tech hub and agriculture as the bedrock. ...
No-deal Brexit 'would put UK in worst trading position of rich nations' image
....That ministers were even talking about the possibility of quitting without a deal “betrays a dangerous complacency” over trade, said McFadden, a Labour MP who works with Open Britain. “The government is flirting, as a negotiating tactic, with an option that poses huge dangers to UK industry, services and agriculture,” he said. ...
Robots delivering pizza and house viewing by VR: is 5G really the future? image
.... “5G should help the evolution of IoT. Possible future applications could include real-time health monitoring of patients, street lighting to suit the weather or traffic, environmental monitoring and smart agriculture. ...
After Brexit, Israel senses a chance to boost trade with UK image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 11th of March 2017 04:00:38 PM
....Canada, Australia and New Zealand are top of the list of countries Brexit ministers believe will be willing and able to sign a trade deal soon after the UK quits the EU. Canada sealed a deal with the EU last year that covers goods and services from agriculture to banking. ...
Greek farmers clash with riot police in Athens over austerity image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of March 2017 05:16:48 PM
....Farmers who travelled to Athens from Crete have clashed with riot police in the latest unrest on the streets of the Greek capital, prompted by the government’s austerity policies. The confrontation occurred outside the agriculture ministry, where farmers wielding staffs engaged with police firing teargas to prevent them from entering the building. ...
Drugs disaster image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 6th of March 2017 12:10:46 AM
.... . Widespread unnecessary use of antibiotics is not restricted to agriculture. ...
Air force versus 'armyworms' in Zambia image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 3rd of March 2017 12:19:50 AM
. Southern Africa has suffered extensively from a widespread drought in recent years, but in the last few months a new threat to the region's agriculture has emerged - a plague of "armyworms". ...
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Australian housing market crash could lead to broader downturn, OECD warns image
....It recommended an emissions trading scheme be adopted if carbon reduction targets “beyond those brought about by the Direct Action Plan” were needed. “The price of carbon emissions in Australia is low, with large shares of emissions in industry, electricity, agriculture and fisheries are not priced at all. ...
Trump promises 'aggressive' action on trade to protect US image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of March 2017 02:08:52 PM
.... . In the US and other rich countries they generally are relatively low, although there are some sectors - especially agriculture where there are some high tariffs. ...
Australia goes 25 years without recession image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 1st of March 2017 02:18:44 AM
Indian economic growth slows in December quarter of 2016 image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of February 2017 01:38:30 PM
....". Saugata Bhattacharya, a chief economist at Axis Bank, said "big rises" in agriculture and manufacturing "show that the impact from demonetisation on growth has been less than expected". ...
If EU workers go, will robots step in to pick and pack Britain’s dinners? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 25th of February 2017 04:00:05 PM
.... Some predict that rigs will be harvesting robotically in two to three years, but my gut feeling is that robotics is five to ten years away,” says Simpson. “There’s no denying the fact that we need temporary overseas labour for UK agriculture. ...
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Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of February 2017 12:56:12 AM
....Rather than give up working on his family's farm he decided to set up a contracting business to hire himself and his tractor out. "I've always been in agriculture, from working at home with my father on the farm. ...
The supermarket food gamble may be up | Felicity Lawrence image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 20th of February 2017 06:00:29 AM
.... A decade ago, the Ministry of Defence predicted that changes to the climate, globalisation and global inequality would “touch the lives of everyone on the planet” within the next 20 years. “Food and water insecurity will drive mass migrations in the worst areas, but may also be possible in more affluent areas because of distribution problems, specialised agriculture and aggressive pricing … a succession of poor harvests may cause major price spikes resulting in significant economic and political turbulence,” a document warned. ...
Statisticians fear Trump White House will manipulate figures to fit narrative image
....”. During the first week of his presidency, external communication by the EPA and the interior, agriculture and health departments was halted. ...
Smoot and Hawley, the ghosts of tariffs past, haunt the White House image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 29th of January 2017 12:00:23 PM
....”. Republicans called protective tariffs “essential for the continued prosperity of the country” and Hoover, who said agriculture was “the most urgent economic problem” facing the nation, said “an adequate tariff is the foundation of farm relief”. ...
Free range eggs may have to be renamed because of bird flu restrictions image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 25th of January 2017 01:07:22 PM
.... Most free range production in the UK comes from small, independently-run family farms whose existence would be threatened by not being able to continue to sell their eggs as free range, with appropriate labelling, should the current housing order be extended. Farmers’ leaders in other EU countries are pressing for the same extension, and the issue was raised by both Dutch and Belgian representatives at a meeting of the EU agriculture and fisheries council this month. ...
Courgette crisis: Spanish farmers hope the worst is over image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 22nd of January 2017 12:01:02 PM
.... The bad weather also hit producers in southern France, Italy and Greece, leaving British supermarket shelves light on courgettes and other vegetables, prompting warnings of shortages and higher prices until spring. The scale of the problem was laid bare earlier this week by Spain’s ministry of agriculture. ...
What do business leaders think of Theresa May's Brexit speech? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 17th of January 2017 01:56:08 PM
....Farmers still have “legitimate and important concerns” about Brexit despite May bringing some much-needed clarity about the negotiations with the EU, the NFU has warned. The agriculture industry exports 72% of its products to the EU, with £290m out of the £300m annual lamb exports being sold to Europe. ...
Sturgeon offers to shelve independence vote in return for soft Brexit image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 6th of January 2017 01:53:38 PM
....Sturgeon published a detailed paper just before Christmas asserting that Scotland could secure greater, preferential access to the EU single market than the rest of the UK, and protect free movement, by becoming part of the European Free Trade Association and then the European Economic Area, like Norway. The Scottish parliament should also be given significant new powers in areas currently controlled by the EU such as fisheries, agriculture, environmental protection and export policy, when they are repatriated after the UK leaves the EU. ...
After Brexit  image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 5th of January 2017 03:16:46 PM
.... . "We will be consulting in the near future on exactly the shape of future farm and agriculture support," said Ms Leadsom. ...
Greatest invention? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 2nd of January 2017 12:29:31 AM
....Agriculture disrupts that cycle: we harvest the plants, and eat them. From the earliest days of agriculture, farmers discovered various ways to prevent crop yields from declining over time: by restoring nitrogen to their fields. ...
Modern slavery fears: Nearly 100 held in nail bar crackdown image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 28th of December 2016 12:07:04 AM
....In all, 14 of those arrested were passed to the National Referral Mechanism hub, a service supporting those identified as possible victims of slavery and human trafficking. Many people working in plain sight in UK nail bars, on construction sites, in brothels, on cannabis farms and in agriculture are in fact suspected to be modern slaves. ...
Brexit deal risks some sectors of economy being left behind, warns CBI image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 21st of December 2016 12:01:02 AM
....“While each sector has issues specific to them, there are many crossovers and common principles that unite them, for example the need to avoid cliff edge changes that cause disruption to supply chains and trade,” Fairbairn said. “From aviation and chemicals to life sciences and agriculture, firms of all sizes will want to understand how easy it will be for them to trade in the future with the EU which remains the biggest market for British businesses. ...
Sturgeon: UK could stay in single market image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 20th of December 2016 11:38:21 AM
....She said powers over immigration were increasingly vital for the protection of Scotland's interests, and should be devolved to Holyrood as part of a substantial transfer of new powers after the country leaves the EU. This transfer would include area returned from the EU which currently sit within Scottish Parliament responsibility - such as fishing, the environment, justice and agriculture. ...
Engine of growth image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 19th of December 2016 01:07:35 AM
....There's recently been a resurgence of interest in biodiesel. It's less polluting than oil fuel, but it's controversial - it competes for land with agriculture, pushing up food prices. ...
Southern rail dispute reflects workers’ growing fears about rise of automation image
....Economists are divided over the effect of increasing automation. Some hark back to the introduction of threshing machines into 19th-century agriculture and say that train drivers are the new luddites. ...
IBM vows to hire 25,000 staff as tech chiefs meet Trump image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 14th of December 2016 08:52:41 AM
.... . "As industries from manufacturing to agriculture are reshaped by data science and cloud computing, jobs are being created that demand new skills - which in turn requires new approaches to education, training and recruiting. ...
UK naive to expect easy ride in Brexit trade talks, says Lords report image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 13th of December 2016 12:01:41 AM
....Far from escaping the protectionism of “Fortress Europe”, as some Brexit supporters have promised, walking away entirely and relying on the WTO tariff regime could both push up food prices and introduce huge uncertainty for UK farmers who would have to fight to inherit quotas agreed under opaque WTO “schedules”. “There will be much more severe restrictions in certain sectors, primarily agriculture, than we face at the moment as a member of the single market,” said Richard Eglin, a senior trade advisor with the law firm White and Case. ...
Palm oil giant Olam accused over sourcing image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 12th of December 2016 11:54:03 AM
.... . Indonesia is often blamed for not doing enough to tackle the agriculture fires used to clear vegetation for palm oil, pulp and paper plantations in the Riau province in East Sumatra, South Sumatra, and parts of Kalimantan on Indonesian Borneo. ...
Galactic gold rush: the tech companies aiming to make space mining a reality image
....”. In the meantime, Planetary Resources has begun launching compact Earth observation satellites for use in agriculture, environmental monitoring and energy industries. ...
Vegans are right to be furious about beef fat in the new £5 notes | Chas Newkey-Burden image
.... The health benefits of a plant-based diet are increasingly recognised, and so are the environmental and welfare costs of consuming animal products. Some still see us as extremists, but a growing number recognise there is nothing more extreme than what animal agriculture is doing to the planet and its non-human residents. ...
The backpacker tax is a textbook case of how not to develop policy | Greg Jericho image
....This would not only reduce the tax revenue, it would undercut the wages of Australian workers and place holiday workers outside the system – thus, ripe for exploitation – something the Fair Work ombudsman has already found happens in abundance. Altogether it was a train wreck of a policy – masterminded by Joe Hockey, and overseen by the minister for agriculture, Barnaby Joyce. ...
World trade hangs in the balance as Trump prepares plan of action image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 26th of November 2016 04:00:35 PM
....TTIP The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership is a series of negotiations between the EU and US that aims to cut tariffs on everything from cars to beef. It is a bigger version of the TPP: the US wanted agriculture and financial services included. ...
UK third quarter GDP growth confirmed at 0.5% image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 25th of November 2016 10:33:28 AM
....8%, driven by a continued strong performance on the British High Street as sales continue to boom. But all the others sectors of the economy, manufacturing, agriculture and construction, are contracting. ...
Lessons from Mars image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 23rd of November 2016 12:41:38 AM
....Similar farming systems where plants are stacked up on shelves to save space and grown from seeds are already common in Asia, and are beginning to become more popular in the US and UK. Dr Gioia Massa, a Nasa scientist working on food production, says many of the lessons the space agency is learning could be applied in urban plant factories and other agriculture settings, with the potential to increase the amount of food grown in less space. ...
In fighting to protect jobs and workers, let's not get caught up in xenophobia | Greg Jericho image
....When I was in year 12, the situation for men was pretty good. In South Australia at that time, about 43% of all those employed were in the “blokey” industries of agriculture, manufacturing, construction, electricity, wholesale trade, and transport and warehousing; now this is just 30%. ...
Trump is right: Nafta is a disaster. But US workers aren’t the big losers | Felicity Lawrence image
.... By 2004 it had become clear that it was a disaster for many poor Mexicans and was driving them to emigrate. The country saw an overall decline in employment in both agriculture and manufacturing and a rapid increase in inequality. ...
Teach yourself image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 16th of November 2016 12:34:33 AM
. Something is happening in Bhaumau - a rural village in India's populous state of Uttar Pradesh where parents spend most of their time working in agriculture and as day labourers. ...
Ireland must plan for possible EU breakup, says economic adviser image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 15th of November 2016 02:39:07 PM
....“If France exits the EU, Ireland would lose a major ally in debates over the common agricultural policy (CAP). Irish agriculture would have to adjust to competition with New Zealand and South America,” Barrett said. ...
Dirty Danube: looming pollution threats to the world’s most international river image
.... “Our ministry is working with plastics manufacturers, trying to reduce their plastic output into the Danube down to zero. ” says Franz Wagner, from Austria’s federal ministry of agriculture, forestry, environment and water management, which funded research into the phenomena after nets in a study on Danube fish larvae also landed lots of plastic particles. ...
Trade options image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 31st of October 2016 02:22:29 PM
....The negotiations to establish them can take years and there are normally exceptions. So agriculture and fisheries might be exempted, certain industries protected and some goods may not be covered. ...
Free land image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 29th of September 2016 11:03:35 PM
....But that life in Kamen-Rybolov is in danger. There are fewer jobs available in agriculture and the village is shrinking. ...
Clean-living cattle image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 18th of September 2016 11:00:47 PM
...." . For these price-conscious shoppers - even those among them who make a living farming "natural" meat - it's industrial-scale, conventional agriculture in America's current food system that delivers. ...
Kenya's mobile-controlled greenhouses image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 16th of September 2016 11:34:54 AM
.... . However, in Kenya, there is a band of young entrepreneurs who believe that when agriculture is paired with high-tech solutions on mobile phones, young people are seeing the benefits of staying in the villages to farm. ...
Bayer confirms $66bn Monsanto takeover image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 14th of September 2016 09:38:29 AM
.... . The tie-up, which will give the new company control of more than 25% of the world's supply of seeds and pesticides, comes amid a wave of mergers in the agriculture sector. ...
Bayer 'closes in' on $66bn deal to take over Monsanto image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 14th of September 2016 12:43:24 AM
.... . The latest $66bn offer - which would be the largest cash acquisition on record - comes amid a wave of mergers in the agriculture sector. ...
Bayer offers $65bn to win control of Monsanto image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 5th of September 2016 11:35:39 PM
.... Such seeds have attracted criticism from some environmental activists. The higher offer comes amid a wave of mergers in the agriculture sector. ...
Bad weather takes toll on French wine production image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 25th of August 2016 03:43:09 PM
.... . The figures from the agriculture ministry's Agreste data service showed the 2016 harvest 7% down on the 2011-2015 average of 46. ...
Farming dreams image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 18th of August 2016 11:36:16 PM
....But now, the country spends between $200m and $300m (£150m and £225m) each year importing rice to feed its people, a habit that Mr Mc'leod would like to see broken. "In the past five years we have spent a lot of money on small-scale agriculture," he says. ...
Farming support image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 17th of August 2016 11:06:41 PM
....". Daniel Rosario, spokesman for agriculture at the European Commission, says: "The UK remains a member of the EU with all rights and obligations of a member state. ...

Britain will cover cost of billions in EU subsidies for farming, science and deprived areas after Brexit, Chancellor announces
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....The Chancellor has committed to providing subsidies for farmers worth £2. 3billion a year until 2020 as he hailed the "vital" role that agriculture plays in Britain’s economy. ...
Let’s move to Lanark: former workers’ paradise, now commuter heaven image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 12th of August 2016 03:29:04 PM
.... Otherwise stick close to the Clyde, or up in the hills for views. Lots of farms, or “farms” that have as much connection to agriculture as I do. ...

Zambians vote in tight presidential poll amid fears of violence 
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 11th of August 2016 04:35:17 PM
.... We understand the economy, this economy is broken," he said on a radio programme on Wednesday. Mr Lungu has shrugged off responsibility for the downfall, and promised new power plants and diversification of the economy into agriculture. ...

Countryfile is dumbing down to draw in an urban audience, presenter admits
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 4th of August 2016 09:43:10 PM
....It is one of the most popular shows on television, regularly attracting more than 9 million viewers, but the success of Countryfile has come at a cost. One of the presenters has admitted that the show has to dumb down rural issues because many of its viewers do not live in the countryside or understand how agriculture works. ...

Running wild, the disease-resistant rabbits ruining farmers' crops as population soars by half
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....The number of disease-resistant bunnies has soared by 50 per cent to an estimated 60 million in the last 12 years, nature experts fear. Natural England, the conservation group , says the European rabbit, oryctolagus cuniculus, has "once again established itself as the major vertebrate pest of British agriculture" and estimates that vandalism by rabbits costs the British economy at least £100million a year. ...

Britain sent millions to African charity controlled by 'cult' whose leader is wanted by Interpol
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.... . An investigation found that staff employed by DAPP Malawi, which provides education, health and agriculture assistance in the country and is funded by grants from the Government and charities like Unicef, have been asked to donate a portion of their salary to Teachers Group. ...

Who is Michel
Barnier: The Frenchman in charge of the EU's Brexit negotiations
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....In 2010 the Telegraph described him as “the most dangerous man in Europe”. Apart from his previous term in the Commission, as regional policy chief from 1999 to 2004, Mr Barnier has held a number of ministerial posts, including foreign affairs, agriculture and environment. ...
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 23rd of July 2016 06:28:17 PM
....The union strongman was also linked to another protest against foreign wine earlier this year when he threatened to block a stage of the Tour de France, the annual cycle race, because it was sponsored by a Chilean vineyard. The agriculture minister and the Tour's director had to stage crisis talks with him in person to avert catastrophe, agreeing to create a special "local wine" stand at each stage start and finish. ...

Who is Tom Vilsack, the Democratic candidate vying to be Clinton's running mate?
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.... . Mr Vilsack is an experienced politician, having served as the governor of Iowa from 1999 to 2007 and is currently the US secretary of agriculture. ...
Cuban Economy Minister Marino Murillo is sacked image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 14th of July 2016 06:46:03 AM
.... . President Castro has allowed much of Cuba's state-controlled agriculture sector to be made into co-operatives and legalised small and medium-sized private businesses since assuming power from his ailing brother, Fidel, in 2008. ...
Bakersfield blues image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 10th of July 2016 11:10:29 PM
.... . A five-year long drought hasn't helped - agriculture is the other major industry here and it is suffering as farmers grapple with the cost of water. ...
Cautious green light for fracking image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 7th of July 2016 08:32:57 AM
Food industry tells foreign workers they are valued image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 5th of July 2016 02:59:03 PM
....He is dismayed by the lack of leadership coming from politicians and believes Brexit threatens the UK's "food security". He said the drop in the pound will increase the cost of imports in the short-term and that agriculture had come to depend on EU immigrants. ...

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