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Planting paddy saplings in Patiala, India. Three-quarters of Indian farmers are women, but most don’t own their land. Bharat Bhushan/Hindustan Times via Getty Images

Women grow as much as 80% of India’s food – but its new farm laws overlook their struggles

Most Indian farmers are women. But few own their land, and gender inequality limits their access to markets. These issues won't be fixed by recent agricultural reforms; in fact, they may get worse.
The health and well-being of temporary foreign workers in the seafood industry in Atlantic Canada are disregarded in favour of business and economic concerns. (Paul Einerhand/Unsplash)

Profits trump COVID-19 protections for migrant seafood workers in Atlantic Canada

Debates about public safety and temporary foreign workers continue without input from those whose health is most affected. Migrant workers themselves are largely invisible amid discussions about risk.
Congress workers in Beawar burn effigy of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on January 29 2021 during a protest against the government’s farming reforms measures and riots. Pacific Press Media Production Corp./Alamy Stock Photo

Why Indian farmers are so angry about the Modi government’s agricultural reforms

While new Indian agricultural reforms are ostensibly aimed at empowering farmers, there are fears they will have the opposite effect. Here's why.
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The future of agriculture: why unis must prepare students to secure both our food and our planet

Despite the many jobs on offer, agriculture courses are struggling to attract students. A visionary curriculum is needed that is as exciting, diverse and challenging as the sector itself is becoming.
A center-pivot sprinkler with precision application drop nozzles irrigates cotton in Texas. USDA NRCS/Wikipedia

Farmers are depleting the Ogallala Aquifer because the government pays them to do it

An invisible crisis is brewing in US farm country as the overpumped Ogallala-High Plains Aquifer drains. The key drivers are federal farm subsidies and the tax code.

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