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The case of bovine leukemia virus shows how scientists monitor health risks in our food supply and why it's critical to revisit scientific conclusions when new technologies become available.
The Vision and Creed of Piers Plowman.
The environment minister recently told a conference that agriculture is as old as 'mankind'. She's out by a few million years.
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The crops of the future must become much better at dealing with dehydration.
In Somalia a programme was launched to train people in the handling and processing of fish to reduce waste.
The gains reported in 2016 went hand in hand with overall growth in Africa over the last two decades.
Your local supermarket offers a variety of hams.
Free range, sow stall free - you'll find a number of different types of ham on the market this Christmas. But what do they mean?
A farm worker tends to a tobacco crop in Beatrice, Zimbabwe. The county has struggled to deliver land reform that benefits landless communities.
Zimbabwe like many other post colonial governments across the globe continues to struggle to attain equitable land reform.
At the continental level the book contributed to discussions that led to two African Union summits on agriculture and food security.
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Book on agricultural innovation has had key policy impacts at the micro and macro level.
Malvoisie vineyards in Lanzarote.
From wine to cheese, geographical origin has long been used as a mark of quality in selling a wide array of agricultural products. How do we protect it?
In us, on us and all around us.
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Long viewed simply as 'germs,' the hidden half of nature turns out to be crucial to the health of people and plants.
Our food system depends on nitrogen fertilisers.
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Somehow we need to grow more food to feed an expanding population while minimising the problems associated with nitrogen fertiliser use.
Grape pickers carry loads of cabernet sauvignon grapes to a trailer bin during harvest at the Clos du Bois vineyard in Geyserville, California.
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Trump's plan to deport up to 3 million undocumented immigrants will likely end up rounding up many of the laborers Americans depend upon to pick their grapes and tend to their avocados.
Was Barnaby Joyce’s international comparison correct?
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Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce said backpackers would be better off working in Australia with a 19% tax than in New Zealand, England and Canada. Is that true? And what would a 15% or 10.5% tax mean?
Drought tolerant beans in Malawi. Africa needs improved agricultural practices to be implemented by smallholder farmers.
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The development community has overlooked the ethical dilemmas associated with raising one individual above others through farmer-to-farmer systems.
Many Australian farmers rely on backpackers to meet their labour needs at harvest time.
The controversy over changes to the backpacker tax shows the inadequacy of relying on backpackers as the primary labour source for a vital industry.
A large proportion of Australia’s perishable vegetables and fruit, such as strawberries, are grown on city fringe farmland around Australia.
Australia's city foodbowls are an important part of the nation's food supply, but they're under increasing pressure from growing populations.
The 8 million illegal workers currently in the US workforce contribute to US output, mainly in low-skilled jobs.
Many US voters appear to believe that deporting illegal immigrants would boost job opportunities and wages for US workers. But economic modelling suggests different conclusions.
Water and agriculture is high on the agenda at this year’s climate talks.
The current climate talks in Morocco are a golden opportunity for making strides on the adaptation of African agriculture. African countries need the tools necessary to do so.
The Millennium drought had a huge impact on the Murray-Darling river system.
Droughts are much bigger and slower than other natural disasters that hit Australia - meaning that despite their huge impacts, we still haven't figured out how best to protect ourselves.
A pot of gold? Only if you’re not complacent about the science.
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Aquaculture development needs to be able to trust the science, and the science needs to be delivered in a timely way if we hope to ensure long-term sustainability of this industry.
Organic farming has numerous benefits for people.
Organic farming has many benefits. It can better people's lives and it's good for biodiversity and the climate.