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Agriculture

New painkiller found in coffee – stronger than morphine
Coffee contains a protein that has an effect similar to morphine, specialists at the University of Brasilia and Brazilian agriculture research company Embrapa have discovered. Moreover, the new substance’s effect lasts longer.

25.01.2015 14:25

Yellowstone Park ships 200+ bison to slaughter, more planned – conservation group
Yellowstone National Park’s bison population is about to start getting much smaller, as the park has reportedly sent at least 200 bison to slaughter in an effort to cull the winter population by approximately 900 animals.

24.01.2015 03:39

World’s most popular banana faces eradication by deadly fungus
International concern is growing over the spread of Fusarium wilt, known as Panama disease, as there are fears it could destroy entire countries’ plantations of the Cavendish banana – the most popular and exported variety of the fruit in the world.

23.01.2015 21:01

​Having fun in Saudi desert: Daredevils swinging from reversing tractor (VIDEO)
Two Saudi daredevils have taken ghost riding to a new level. A video showing them swinging from the bucket of an unmanned tractor in a desolate desert has amassed almost half a million views on YouTube.

21.01.2015 15:42

Food fight: Has the EU endorsed its own genetic modification?
Not unsurprisingly as the fuel of humanity, food elicits heated debate. Meanwhile, European unity has fragmented around genetic modification: what’s next?

20.01.2015 14:00

Homestead Act for Russian Far East – Putin supports free land handout
The Russian president has approved the idea to offer large land plots for free to anyone who resettles to the Russian Far East to start a farm or other business.

19.01.2015 12:57

‘We are fed up!’: Thousands march against TTIP & GMOs in Berlin (PHOTOS, VIDEO)
A broad alliance of farmers, ethical consumers, and anti-capitalist activists staged a march through Berlin that numbered up to 50,000, to denounce the proposed TTIP treaty between the US and EU, and mass farming technologies.

17.01.2015 19:03

Monsanto gets approval for new GMO corn, soybeans designed for potent new biocide
Monsanto has won final approval from the US for its new genetically-modified soybeans and cotton, designed to withstand a dominant biocide that fights weed resistance built up as a result of the company’s glyphosate-based Roundup herbicide already in use.

16.01.2015 16:23

Verdict due in Colombian farmers’ £18mn High Court lawsuit against BP
A British High Court will decide whether UK oil firm BP should pay £18 million to Colombian farmers, following allegations that a faulty pipeline caused environmental devastation in central Colombia and resulted in economic losses for regional farmers.

15.01.2015 15:29

‘Dodgy deal’: Euro MPs’ vote opens way for GM crops in Britain
Members of the European Parliament have voted in favor of allowing genetically modified (GM) crops to be grown across the EU on a large scale for the first time.

13.01.2015 11:52

​Food 2.0? Britain needs GM crop revolution – Tory minister
Britain should gear up for the next ‘agricultural revolution’ and adopt GM crops, the Environment Secretary Elizabeth Truss said on Wednesday.

08.01.2015 09:42

​Nazi cows? Farmer forced to cull aggressive, genetically-engineered ‘Third Reich’ herd
A British farmer who farmed the only herd of Nazi-engineered cows in the country has been forced to cull the number of his herd after they became too aggressive and tried to attack his staff.

05.01.2015 13:41