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    Peanuts! What is going on with nature’s delicious miracle legume? Climate change that’s what | First Dog on the Moon

    Peanuts! What is going on with nature’s delicious miracle legume? Climate change that’s what | First Dog on the Moon Written by First Dog on the Moon Is the most noble and beloved of sandwich spreads in trouble?! Yes! Its main (only?) ingredient the dinky-di Aussie peanut is doomed! (Sort of)...
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    ‘The Silicon Valley of turf’: how the UK’s pursuit of the perfect pitch changed football

    ‘The Silicon Valley of turf’: how the UK’s pursuit of the perfect pitch changed football Written by William Ralston They used to look like quagmires, ice rinks or dustbowls, depending on the time of year. But as big money entered football, pristine pitches became crucial to the sport’s image –...
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    Is hormone-treated beef bad for us?

    Is hormone-treated beef bad for us? Written by Presented by Laura Murphy-Oates and reported by Donna Lu; produced by Ellen Leabeater and Miles Herbert; the executive producers are Miles Martignoni and Gabrielle Jackson Nearly half of Australia’s cattle is treated with growth hormones to speed...
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    Australian agricultural associations that rake in millions should have charitable status revoked, tax expert says

    Australian agricultural associations that rake in millions should have charitable status revoked, tax expert says Written by Margaret Simons Status of Co-operative Bulk Handling and Queensland Sugar, which earn money through businesses run to benefit their members, ‘stretches the notion of...
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    World’s soils ‘under great pressure’, says UN pollution report

    World’s soils ‘under great pressure’, says UN pollution report Written by Damian Carrington Environment editor Soils provide 95% of all food but are damaged by industrial, farming, mining and urban pollution The world’s soils, which provide 95% of humanity’s food, are “under great pressure”...
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    China confirms first human case of H10N3 bird flu strain

    China confirms first human case of H10N3 bird flu strain Written by Reuters in Beijing Man, 41, in Jiangsu, diagnosed on 28 May but risk of avian virus spread is low says state health agency A 41-year-old man in China’s eastern province of Jiangsu has been confirmed as the first human case of...
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    Count bug splats on cars to study insect decline, UK drivers urged

    Count bug splats on cars to study insect decline, UK drivers urged Written by Damian Carrington Environment editor Bugs Matter app will collect data on worrying population crash of creatures essential to life on Earth A new app that tracks bug splats on car number plates will enable UK...
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    ‘Living climate change now’: how WA farmers are trying to turn the tide

    ‘Living climate change now’: how WA farmers are trying to turn the tide Written by Robert Baird Photographs: David Dare Parker Agriculture is seen as a key culprit in rising emissions. Some on the land are aiming to lead by example, making their properties carbon neutral Read more of our...
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    Small farms have a huge role to play in our sustainable future | Charles, Prince of Wales

    Small farms have a huge role to play in our sustainable future | Charles, Prince of Wales Written by Charles, Prince of Wales Small-scale agriculture needs the tools and confidence to deal with the rapid changes society has to make Charles, Prince of Wales is the heir apparent to the British...
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    Hares, cranes, bitterns: small triumphs in the battle to rewild Britain’s landscape

    Hares, cranes, bitterns: small triumphs in the battle to rewild Britain’s landscape Written by Robin McKie A Lincolnshire project is restoring native flora and fauna to the area and it’s just the start of a UK-wide environmental drive A small patch of Bourne North Fen in Lincolnshire provides...
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    The chips are down: Belgium counts the cost of betting all on the potato

    The chips are down: Belgium counts the cost of betting all on the potato Written by Daniel Boffeyin Frameries, Belgium A row over a huge processing plant has exposed flaws in the country’s reliance on a single crop. In Frameries, campaigners call for farmers to diversify A humble frite with a...
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    Australia’s mouse plague: six months ago it was war, now whole towns have accepted their presence

    Australia’s mouse plague: six months ago it was war, now whole towns have accepted their presence Written by Matilda Boseley Farmers and residents in NSW and Queensland are still battling surging rodent numbers but they fear the ordeal will stretch on for months Warning: graphic images may...
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    The right’s new bogeyman: that Biden will take America’s hamburgers away | Art Cullen

    The right’s new bogeyman: that Biden will take America’s hamburgers away | Art Cullen Written by Art Cullen The real threat to our way of life – and Saturday night steak – is an oligopoly food system that teetered close to collapse last spring when its workers were overcome by Covid First...
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    Emergency permit allows farmers battling Australian mouse plague to use double-strength bait

    Emergency permit allows farmers battling Australian mouse plague to use double-strength bait Written by Australian Associated Press Farmers in New South Wales welcome move but ask the state government to help pay for eradication efforts Farmers fighting the eastern Australia mouse plague have...
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    Budget’s $371m biosecurity boost will put ‘protective ring’ around agriculture, PM says

    Budget’s $371m biosecurity boost will put ‘protective ring’ around agriculture, PM says Written by Sarah Martin, chief political correspondent Measures to be announced on Tuesday come three years after Coalition’s failed attempt to introduce biosecurity levy on industry A $371m biosecurity...
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    Food injustice has deep roots: let’s start with America’s apple pie

    Food injustice has deep roots: let’s start with America’s apple pie Written by Raj Patel From amnesia about apple pie to burger battlefields, author and academic Raj Patel says today’s food justice fights have long, bloody histories Resting on gingham cloth, a sugar-crusted apple pie cools on...
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    Mark Bittman’s warning: the true costs of our cheap food and the American diet

    Mark Bittman’s warning: the true costs of our cheap food and the American diet Written by Oliver Milman in New York From Mesopotamian irrigation to McDonalds, the bestselling food writer tells Oliver Milman that his new history of food is his most important work The global, industrialized...
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    Dogs ‘on death row’ after baits used to control Australian mouse plague poison pets

    Dogs ‘on death row’ after baits used to control Australian mouse plague poison pets Written by Natasha May Vet says one in 15 animals at the clinic presents with haemorrhagic shock after being exposed to the toxin Mouse bait is proving lethal not only for the biblical number of rodents...
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    Purple revolution: India’s farmers turn to lavender to beat drought

    Purple revolution: India’s farmers turn to lavender to beat drought Written by Kalpana Sunder Faced with climate change, farmers in Jammu and Kashmir are switching from maize to essential oils It’s late June and the field is glowing with fragrant purple as the women in their flowing shalwar...
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    Legumes research gets flexitarian pulses racing with farming guidance

    Legumes research gets flexitarian pulses racing with farming guidance Written by Sofia Quaglia Plant more bean-like crops in Europe and consider ‘healthy diet transition’ to beat climate crisis, say scientists Adding the likes of peas, lentils, beans, and chickpeas to your diet, and farming...
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