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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.
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.
There is moonlight in Vermont and there is classical ballet down on the farm in Vermont.
Winemakers in France have been hit by drought, hail and spring frost that’s seen production plunge by at least ten percent.
Hollywood actor Steven Seagal visited Belarus and was given a tour of president Alexander Lukashenko’s farm.
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…
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
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.
It’s hardly talked about, but antibiotic resistance could be the next big global health problem.
Is it possible to produce food to eat and air to breathe while in space?
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.
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…
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
Humans have long been under CCTV surveillance, but now chickens and pigs are being watched too – by big farmer technology!
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
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
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
Spain’s Foreign Ministry has summoned France’s ambassador after French farmers hijacked Spanish trucks at the border and drained their cargo of wine
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
Belgian farmers demonstrated in Brussels demanding price regulation for milk and pork, during a meeting of European agriculture ministers in the
What would we do for food in the event of a global disaster, such as climate change or nuclear war? Well that’s where the Svalbard Global Seed Vault
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
Transforming agriculture from a subsistence activity into a driver of development and growth
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
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
Thousands of Greek farmers protested against controversial pension reform plans on Saturday (February 13). Many spent Friday night camped out in
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
Violent clashes erupted in Greece as protesting farmers attempted to occupy the agriculture ministry in Athens on Friday (February 12). Riot police