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Immigrant farmers making inroads in Midwestern agriculture

Every evening after work, Antonio Garrido takes care of the kids. His goats, that is. Two of them just gave birth and Barrido is busy bottle-feeding.<p>“Animals are beautiful,” he said.<p>It’s work that represents the start of a new life for Garrido, who is from central Mexico. In the Midwest, where the …

Mining - not agriculture - is the major worry for the Great Barrier Reef

The Great Barrier Reef (GBR) is both a national marine park and a World Heritage Area. But next to the reef, a catchment of 400,000km2 is almost …

Aquatic agriculture offers a new solution to the problem of water scarcity

Hunger and nutrition will feature prominently at the G8 summit in Northern Ireland in June, in keeping with the renewed interest in agriculture, …

What's at stake for farmers in immigration debate

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Industrial agriculture in the rainforest

THE IMPACT OF INDUSTRIAL AGRICULTURE IN RAINFORESTS<p>Agricultural use of some rainforest land proves to be a failure because of the nutrient-deficient, …

Modern agriculture is stressing honeybees: let's go native

Honeybees are in trouble - a stressful lifestyle and an unhealthy diet are being compounded by mite attacks - but we needn’t panic about pollination. …

Bringing the field to the farmers: how video is transforming agriculture

According to estimates from the International Fund for Agricultural Development, as much as 80% of all farmers in sub-Saharan Africa farm less than …

India's rice revolution: Chinese scientist questions massive harvests

China's leading rice scientist has questioned India's claims of a world record harvest, following a report in last week's <i>Observer</i> of astonishing …

Contaminated horses exported from Britain "eaten" in France

Several horse carcasses exported from Britain containing the drug "bute" have probably ended up in the human food chain, France's agriculture ministry has said.<p>A spokesman said the ministry was alerted by British authorities that six tainted horses had been exported to France in January, but that …

Country diary: Wenlock Edge: A cynical act guided by the nihilism at the heart of modern agriculture

The sound that filled the space around a bend in the lane was electric. A high-pitched whine vibrated through cold air as the machine backed along …