‘The farmers’ dilemma’: Do meat reduction policies really hurt meat industry workers?

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Arguments for meat reduction backed up by intensive animal agriculture’s impact on the environment, public health, and animal welfare, have been well thought out. However, two researchers – Christopher Bryant from the University of Bath in the UK and Cor van der Weele from Wageningen University in the Netherlands – have raised concerns that ‘significant’ […]

DAE confirms record 23 maunds Aus paddy output per bigha land

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Free BRRI hybrid-7 variety seeds had been distributed among the farmers in Bhola and the variety was cultivated on 198 hectares of land At least 23 maunds of paddy has been produced in one bigha of land which is a record in country’s Aus production. The Department of Agricultural Extension (DAE) confirmed this after harvesting […]

A Guatemalan immigrant takes on big ag, seeks to set farmers free by starting their own chicken processing plant in Iowa

A Guatemalan immigrant takes on big ag, seeks to set farmers free by starting their own chicken processing plant in Iowa

Farmer seeks to disrupt the poultry industry with chicken processing plant Farmers are stewards of a process that turns energy into food we can eat, according to Reginaldo Haslett-Marroquin. Brian Powers, Des Moines Register NORTHFIELD, Minn. — Reginaldo Haslett-Marroquin crouched over a green tuft one evening in June. He ran his fingers through a spiky strand and patted […]

Netrakona farmers start harvesting jute

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OUR CORRESPONDENT | Published: July 29, 2021 09:19:33 Farmers in Netrakona district have started harvesting jute, the golden fibre of Bangladesh. Raw jute has also started appearing in the market. It is expected that jute harvesting will be completed in a week. On a spot visit on Tuesday, it was seen that the farmers of […]

Abuja farmers lament impact of insecurity, herders’ attacks

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The emergence of insecurity in different forms has become a major threat to Nigeria’s food security in recent months. Many farmers in rural Abuja communities and across the different regions of the country have been deprived of access to their farmlands for fear of either being kidnapped for ransom, or being attacked or killed by […]

At Kisan Sansad, Farmers Appoint Agriculture Minister, Who Then Quits

At Kisan Sansad, Farmers Appoint Agriculture Minister, Who Then Quits

The Kisan Sansad will continue till August 9 New Delhi: The second day of “Kisan Sansad” in Delhi’s Jantar Mantar saw a 37-year-old man acting as the agriculture minister, who subsequently resigned after failing to answer questions related to the farmers’ issues. Thousands of farmers have been seeking a repeal of the three farm laws […]

Filipino farmers get approval to grow nutritious Golden Rice – Alliance for Science

Filipino farmers get approval to grow nutritious Golden Rice - Alliance for Science

Farmers in the Philippines have gotten the green light to grow Golden Rice, which has been genetically engineered to contain nutrients that can improve health, especially in young children. The commercial cultivation permit, issued July 21, marks the successful culmination of a decades-long initiative to develop rice that delivers additional levels of beta-carotene, which the […]