NEWS

  • New robots set to transform farming 23 May 2018 22:56 Phys.org Credit: EAKNARNARIN JITONG, Shutterstock European consumers expect a clean supply chain and biodiversity to be conserved. Therefore, reducing the inputs of pesticides and chemical fertilisers to a minimum and/or replacing them by agro-ecological or …
  • New rules for organic farming: a new Regulation is on the way 23 May 2018 19:43 The Baltic Course After the Council approved the Regulation draft for the organic farming in the member states, the Commission made a statement concerning modernisation of the sector and the harmonisation of rules covering organic production both within the EU and in …
  • Smart agriculture can help cut ammonia emissions from agriculture, experts say 23 May 2018 13:37 EurActiv By using the right technology and agricultural practices, the agricultural sector will be able to reduce its carbon footprint and harmful ammonia emissions, experts said at a EURACTIV panel discussion on 16 May. “We know the causes of ammonia emissions …
  • Gene-edited crops rich in omega 3 to be grown in UK for the first time 23 May 2018 09:56 Charleston Daily Mail 'Highly-experimental' gene-edited crops are set to be sown in Hertfordshire in a UK first this month after scientists exploited a legal loophole. The field trial will investigate whether genetic engineering can produce super-crops rich in omega 3 …
  • Q+A: NZ's major step toward free trade with the European Union 23 May 2018 01:23 Stuff STACEY KIRK Last updated 13:17, May 23 2018 ROBERT KITCHIN/STUFF David Parker says the EU deal isn't likely to be worth as much as the China one. ANALYSIS: It's one of the "big four" and it's finally within New Zealand's …
  • Interview: Emmerson Mnangagwa, President of Zimbabwe 22 May 2018 20:28 Africa Report   An important piece of the puzzle is the US government and its Zimbabwe Democracy and Economic Recovery Act (ZDERA), which rules out official support for Harare unless certain political conditions are met. Washington is more sceptical than its European …
  • Public safety guru finds serenity in raising grapevines, establishes Cassaro Vineyards in Ovilla 22 May 2018 17:35 Waxahachie Daily Light Ashley Ford | aford@waxahachietx.com OVILLA John Matthews is consumed by his work focused on school-shooting prevention, as well as the writing of screenplays and books based on a serial killer and "How to Survive a Mass Shooting." To remain …
  • The Brief, powered by YARA – Why Macron doesn’t care about protests 22 May 2018 16:25 EurActiv For Stephane, a Parisian shopkeeper, today’s demonstration is one too many. “It’s not good for business”, he says while closing his store just before the civil servants demo arrives. But among the people walking, the mood is quite different. It’s fun. …
  • Prince Charles commissions artworks of Transylvania's wild flora 22 May 2018 14:41 The Guardian Prince Charles has commissioned dozens of botanical watercolours from 36 leading international artists to record the wild flora of Transylvania, an unspoiled area of Romania he fell in love with 20 years ago. The artists, from as far afield as Japan and …
  • Government to clamp down on ammonia emissions from farming 22 May 2018 09:17 FG INSIGHT A statement from Defra blamed the industry for 88 per cent of all ammonia emissions and said farmers would be required to invest in infrastructure and equipment to bring the figure down, supported by a new system of public money for public goods.   The …