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Bayer to buy Monsanto in latest agrochemicals consolidation

A huge merger has been announced in the agriculture world as German drugs and crop chemicals company Bayer has won over US seeds firm Monsanto.

A huge merger has been announced in the agriculture world as German drugs and crop chemicals company Bayer has won over US seeds firm Monsanto.

Business

Bayer raises bid price for Monsanto

Bayer's quest to become the world's largest producer of seeds and pesticides has led it to raise the price it is willing to pay for US firm Monsanto to more than $65 billion.

Bayer's quest to become the world's largest producer of seeds and pesticides has led it to raise the price it is willing to pay for US firm Monsanto to more than $65 billion.

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French wine production plunges after bad weather

Winemakers in France have been hit by drought, hail and spring frost that’s seen production plunge by at least ten percent.

Winemakers in France have been hit by drought, hail and spring frost that’s seen production plunge by at least ten percent.

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Low milk prices plague French dairy industry

French food giant Lactalis said it would renegotiate milk prices with French farmers after 400 of them protested outside the company’s headquarters in Laval this…

French food giant Lactalis said it would renegotiate milk prices with French farmers after 400 of them protested outside the company’s headquarters in Laval this…

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ChemChina Syngenta takeover moves closer with US government approval

ChemChina's takeover of Swiss pesticides and seeds group Syngenta has moved a step closer with approval by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the US

ChemChina's takeover of Swiss pesticides and seeds group Syngenta has moved a step closer with approval by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the US

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Animal cruelty: is violence inherent to abattoirs?

Shocking hidden camera videos have reignited the debate on animal cruelty. We talk to a farmer, abattoir workers and a sociologist about the killing of animals for food.

Shocking hidden camera videos have reignited the debate on animal cruelty. We talk to a farmer, abattoir workers and a sociologist about the killing of animals for food.

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The European battle over the herbicide known as glyphosate

Currently in Europe, manufacturers of glyphosate have asked to have their European Internal Market licence renewed. But many are opposed to this herbicide and are attempting to block their way.

Currently in Europe, manufacturers of glyphosate have asked to have their European Internal Market licence renewed. But many are opposed to this herbicide and are attempting to block their way.

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The army of feathered farmers

A vineyard in Stellenbosch, South Africa is using an army of 1,000 Indian Runner ducks to help control snails and pests that are attacking…

A vineyard in Stellenbosch, South Africa is using an army of 1,000 Indian Runner ducks to help control snails and pests that are attacking…

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Growing for growth: Senegal bets big on agriculture

Senegal has a climate to die for when it comes to growing food, and with enough water and the right investments could become an African ricebasket. The government is doing its best to ensure Senegal f

Senegal has a climate to die for when it comes to growing food, and with enough water and the right investments could become an African ricebasket. The government is doing its best to ensure Senegal f

Science_technology

Takeaway: hi-tech smart farms

Watch out, chickens! Big farmer is watching you! But it is for a good cause – to increase your wellbeing. Researchers have set up cameras, sensors

Watch out, chickens! Big farmer is watching you! But it is for a good cause – to increase your wellbeing. Researchers have set up cameras, sensors

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Rome protesters march against planned EU-US free trade deal

Protesters took to the streets of Rome on Saturday to say ‘No’ to TTIP, the sweeping free trade deal being negotiated between the European Union and

Protesters took to the streets of Rome on Saturday to say ‘No’ to TTIP, the sweeping free trade deal being negotiated between the European Union and

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Russians offered free land in the country's Far East

President Putin has approved a law giving Russians free land in the country’s far east. It’s one of a number of moves aimed at boosting the

President Putin has approved a law giving Russians free land in the country’s far east. It’s one of a number of moves aimed at boosting the

Business

Wine war: French ambassador summoned over Spanish truck attacks

Spain’s Foreign Ministry has summoned France’s ambassador after French farmers hijacked Spanish trucks at the border and drained their cargo of wine

Spain’s Foreign Ministry has summoned France’s ambassador after French farmers hijacked Spanish trucks at the border and drained their cargo of wine

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Russian farmers furious about alleged illegal land grabs

All signs pointed to the European Union’s sanctions on Russia being a positive move for the country’s small domestic farmers. But two years on

All signs pointed to the European Union’s sanctions on Russia being a positive move for the country’s small domestic farmers. But two years on

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Belgian farmers protest

Belgian farmers demonstrated in Brussels demanding price regulation for milk and pork, during a meeting of European agriculture ministers in the

Belgian farmers demonstrated in Brussels demanding price regulation for milk and pork, during a meeting of European agriculture ministers in the

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Tohoku rises from the tsunami with an agricultural revolution

In this first episode of “Focus” Special Japan we discover how the Tsunami-struck region of Tohoku has begun to recover, five years after the

In this first episode of “Focus” Special Japan we discover how the Tsunami-struck region of Tohoku has begun to recover, five years after the

Science_technology

From peelings to pork - animal feed reimagined

In this week’s Futuris we look at an ambitious research project appears to have set out to prove the old adage that ‘you are what you eat’ by

In this week’s Futuris we look at an ambitious research project appears to have set out to prove the old adage that ‘you are what you eat’ by

Science_technology

Takeaway: from peelings to pork

Cute, aren´t they? Every day, these piglets eat a special menu… … a mix of cereals, soy and olive waste. Researchers want to understand if

Cute, aren´t they? Every day, these piglets eat a special menu… … a mix of cereals, soy and olive waste. Researchers want to understand if

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French President heckled by angry farmers

Riot police called in and several arrests have been made after tempers flared at the prestigious Agriculture Fair in Paris.

Riot police called in and several arrests have been made after tempers flared at the prestigious Agriculture Fair in Paris.

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Greek farmers camp outside parliament to protest tax reforms

Thousands of Greek farmers protested against controversial pension reform plans on Saturday (February 13). Many spent Friday night camped out in

Thousands of Greek farmers protested against controversial pension reform plans on Saturday (February 13). Many spent Friday night camped out in

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Greek farmers' pension protests bring violence to Athens

A day of violent farmers’ protests in Greece blazed on into the night as police fought demonstrators in the capital for the first time over pension

A day of violent farmers’ protests in Greece blazed on into the night as police fought demonstrators in the capital for the first time over pension

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Greek farmers protesting pension reform plans clash with riot police

Violent clashes erupted in Greece as protesting farmers attempted to occupy the agriculture ministry in Athens on Friday (February 12). Riot police

Violent clashes erupted in Greece as protesting farmers attempted to occupy the agriculture ministry in Athens on Friday (February 12). Riot police