Locust swarms: South Sudan latest to be hit by invasion

The ravenous pests have devoured crops and pasture threatening a food crisis in East Africa.

BBC Science News | Feb. 18, 2020 | bbcnews
~2 mins   

Tags: agriculture south-sudan

German firms Bayer and BASF fight $265m US fine over weedkiller

Bayer and BASF are told to pay huge damages to a Missouri peach-grower.

BBC Science News | Feb. 17, 2020 | bbcnews
~2 mins   

Tags: environment germany chemistry missouri united-states agriculture

Agriculture Bill: Soil at heart of UK farm grant revolution

Soil protection will be a core issue as the Agriculture Bill returns to Parliament later.

By Roger Harrabin | Jan. 16, 2020 | bbcnews
~3 mins   

Tags: uk-farming department-for-environment-food-rural-affairs agriculture

Belching in a good way: How livestock could learn from Orkney sheep

The sheep of North Ronaldsay could teach other livestock how to belch in a way less harmful to the climate.

By Emma Jane Kirby | Jan. 3, 2020 | bbcnews
~15 mins   

Tags: environment sheep sheep-farming agriculture orkney

Climate policies 'will transform UK landscape'

Britain's countryside could be transformed by policies to combat climate change.

By Roger Harrabin | Nov. 1, 2019 | bbcnews
~10 mins   

Tags: environment agriculture

Pesticide poisoned French paradise islands in Caribbean

France has a pollution crisis in the Caribbean caused by toxic chlordecone sprayed on banana crops.

By Laurence Peter | Oct. 24, 2019 | bbcnews
~7 mins   

Tags: environment pollution france caribbean guadeloupe agriculture prostate-cancer martinique

Farmers 'misunderstand' Wales rewilding project

Plans to restore ecosystems in the countryside will support landowners, its director says.

BBC Science News | Sept. 12, 2019 | bbcnews
~3 mins   

Tags: nature llanidloes agriculture local-government

Earliest direct evidence of milk consumption

Scientists discover the earliest direct evidence of milk consumption by humans.

By Paul Rincon | Sept. 10, 2019 | bbcnews
~4 mins   

Tags: archaeology genetics agriculture

Scientists' hope of growing rare oat seeds 50 years on

Scientists are aiming to revive traditional varieties of oat which could stand up better to disease.

BBC Science News | May 7, 2019 | bbcnews
~2 mins   

Tags: agriculture aberystwyth-university

UK scientists join race for lab-grown meat

Researchers have grown animal cells on blades of grass - could a slaughter-free bacon supply be feasible?

By Helen Briggs | March 19, 2019 | bbcnews
~6 mins   

Tags: food agriculture meat

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