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  • Shavuot Bikkurim Celebrations In Pre-State Eretz Yisrael May 12, 2021 4:05 pm The Jewish Press As per the Torah (Numbers 28:26), bikkurim – or the first fruits of the “seven species” grown in Eretz Yisrael (wheat, barley, grapes, figs, pomegranates, olives, and dates) – were brought to the Beit HaMikdash in Jerusalem and offered as a sacrificial …
  • Rainforest Alliance, other partners hold launch for EU funded LEAN project May 12, 2021 7:07 am Modern Ghana The Rainforest Alliance on Tuesday, May 11, 2021, joined heads with three other partners to launch the European Union (EU) Landscapes and Environmental Agility across the Nation (LEAN) project at the Alisa Hotel in Accra. The project seeks to directly …
  • May 2021 WASDE Preview: Grain stocks to continue tightening trend May 12, 2021 3:09 am Southeast Farm Press Many market commentators have noted that the May World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report is traditionally a bit of a non-starter. But there is a lot of background noise that will underscore tomorrow’s report. New information will be …
  • Breaking! Wolf Hunting Finally Banned In Slovakia! May 11, 2021 9:22 pm Scoop This follows news of an indefinite ban on sturgeon fishing in Romania last week. 11 May 2021 - The wolf will become a fully protected species in Slovakia as of 1 June 2021. The massive campaign for full protection of wolves was supported by 31 NGOs, …
  • Biogas in Argentina: Turning an Environmental Problem into a Solution May 11, 2021 3:40 pm Inter Press Service Development & Aid, Editors' Choice, Energy, Environment, Featured, Food & Agriculture, Headlines, Integration and Development Brazilian-style, Latin America & the Caribbean, Projects, Regional Categories Energy The biodigester of the Monje …
  • The sustainable farming methods helping farmers earn a fair income May 11, 2021 2:28 pm Euronews The fruit and vegetable auction in Sint-Katelijne-Waver, Belgium, may look like a space mission control centre, but it's actually one of the most major auctions of its kind in Europe. Every day up to 4000 tons of fresh produce are sold there. Fruit and …
  • Swiss voters to cast ballots on pesticide-free farming May 11, 2021 11:15 am Deutsche Welle Wine grower Jean-Denis Perrochet fills his tractor's spray tank with diluted milk. That's what he uses to get rid of fungus on the vines on his vineyard near the town of Neuenburg in northwestern Switzerland. Perrochet and his family started …
  • EU-banned pesticides are harming farmworkers in SA May 9, 2021 7:31 pm Mail & Guardian The active ingredients in hazardous pesticides, developed and brought to market by German agrochemical firms Bayer and BASF, are damaging the health of farmworkers and farmers in South Africa. Six of eight active ingredients that have been deemed …
  • California’s Native Elk Need Your Help May 9, 2021 5:14 pm The Lumberjack - California This past year, an estimated 152 native Tule elk died at Point Reyes National Seashore. This was the result of the elks’ one predator: local ranchers. For an area that is home to some of the richest biodiversity in California, this is dangerous news for …
  • Readers reply: how big would Britain have to be for all its meat, milk and eggs to be ethically farmed? May 9, 2021 1:53 pm The Guardian How big would Britain have to be for all the meat, milk and eggs we consume to be ethically farmed and free range? Michael Ryan, Bodelwyddan Send new questions (with subject: “N&Q”) to nq@theguardian.com. The UK is 242,000 sq km, which is 2.4m hectares …