Potato fields in Canada's Prince Edward Island have been targeted by food terrorists who’ve found ways to put sharp objects into tubers grown there. Desperate farmers are offering a half-million Canadian dollars (US$400,000) reward to catch the culprits.
A new, saucier way to attract tourists has appeared in Barcelona, with erotically-shaped fruit and vegetable seeds now sold on the local flower stalls. Penis peppers, “vulva flowers,” and breast-shaped melons (with nipples) are currently on offer.
Transnational agrochemical and seed giant Monsanto has reiterated its desire to merge with fellow chemical-producing behemoth Syngenta, a company that has already rebuffed three previous purchase attempts by Monsanto.
A hero revisited: Remember we told you about a Russian farmer with palsy in a remote Russian village who lost his fortune but never gave up? Thanks to the thousands who saw the story online, his life is getting better, and his self-built farm even bigger.
Chinese corporation Zoje Resources Investment has leased a large plot of land in Russia’s Transbaikal region for agricultural exploitation. The Chinese corporation is expected to invest estimated $450 million into the project over the next 49 years.
Puzzled by the “alien patterns” in a wheat field in the Republic of Adygea earlier this week, local residents sent a drone to investigate the series of mysterious crop circles. Meanwhile similar shapes have also surfaced in the Moscow region.
Monsanto, the agrochemical and seed giant, is eyeing a move to the UK as part of a complex merger with Swiss rival Syngenta that would take advantage of Chancellor George Osborne’s lower corporation tax rate.
Russia has never sought a no-obligation kind of relationship with Europe, and has always called for a serious partnership, President Vladimir Putin said in an interview that touched on EU sanctions, energy disputes and severed business ties with Ukraine.
The terms of Russia’s food embargo depend on actions of Western partners, according to Russian Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich. Moscow may lift the ban introduced last year as a counter-measure if West lifts its anti-Russia sanctions, he said.