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Agriculture

​Dump ‘n’ ride: Poo-powered, eco-friendly bus hits UK streets
Britain’s first poo-powered bus has done the business - making its maiden journey through the west of England. The bus service, which will run between Bristol and Bath, is completely powered by treated sewage and food waste.

20.11.2014 13:51

‘Monsanto uses Indian farmers to contaminate world with GMO crops’
By persuading Indian farmers to buy genetically modified organism (GMO) seeds Monsanto spreads its genetically engineered crops around the world so that no one can compete with pure non-GMO products after that, anti-GMO activist Jeffrey Smith, told RT.

19.11.2014 10:30

France will not sign multibillion transatlantic trade deal with US in 2015
The French government will not support the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) between the EU and US as long as a controversial stipulation is included.

18.11.2014 07:45

China, Australia sign landmark free trade deal
China and Australia have sealed a major free trade agreement worth billions of dollars giving the Australian agricultural sector tariff free access to the massive Chinese market, while China will get greater access to investment projects in Australia.

17.11.2014 19:34

Chief McDonald’s fries supplier gets USDA nod for ‘cancer-reducing’ GMO-potato
Simplot, one of the world’s biggest agribusinesses, has received USDA approval for Innate, a genetically-modified potato that produces fewer carcinogens when fried. Anti-GMO pressure groups are campaigning for the decision to be reversed.

08.11.2014 17:49

Merde! Protesting French farmers dump tons of manure at govt buildings (VIDEO)
Dumping some 100 tons of manure and rotten vegetables in Chartres was part of a wave of protest by French farmers, who are angry with overregulation, sluggish economy and lack of protectionism.

06.11.2014 10:45

Gates Foundation focuses $3bn agro-fund on rich countries, ‘pushes GMO agenda in Africa’
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation gives the majority of its $3 billion in food and agricultural grants to rich Western countries, with critics accusing it of using its money to force a pro-GMO agenda on Africa, a recent report suggests.

05.11.2014 12:59

EU lodges WTO complaint against Russia over increasing import tariffs
The European Union has filed a complaint against Russia with the World Trade Organization (WTO) contesting Russia’s heavy import duties on paper products, refrigerators, freezers, and palm oil.

31.10.2014 12:49

Fish-ocide! British tuna firms killing 1,000s of endangered sea creatures – Greenpeace
A shocking new video campaign produced by environmentalist group Greenpeace claims to show cruel and "unnecessary" methods used to catch tuna, killing thousands of sharks, dolphins and rare sea creatures in the process.

28.10.2014 16:51

Monsanto still clashing with Brazilian soy exporters over royalties
Brazilian soy exporters are still resisting Monsanto’s push for them to collect royalties from farmers reusing the biotech giant’s patented seeds, some saying such a liability – even for a fee – may not be worth possible “embarrassment” to the industry.

23.10.2014 23:41

Pork from EU disguised as mushrooms, bubble gum busted by Russia
Contraband pork has been smuggled into Russia from the EU under the guise of chewing gum, frozen juice and mushrooms, Russia’s food safety regulator has reported. Pork imports from Europe have been banned since an outbreak of swine fever in January.

23.10.2014 07:03

US facing sanctions after defying WTO trade rules
The United States could soon be facing sanctions as a result of a ruling handed down by the World Trade Organization this week concerning an American meat labeling law contested by officials in Mexico and Canada.

21.10.2014 17:33