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Brazil meat giant JBS pledges to axe suppliers linked to deforestation

Campaigners welcome turnaround after pressure from investors but say 2025 deadline too long to resolve problemsBrazilian meat giant JBS said on Wednesday that it will monitor its entire supply chain by 2025, including problematic “indirect supplier” Amazon farms it currently has no control over, some of which have been linked to illegal deforestation.“As a company we are assuming our responsibility to be a transformation agent for society, to be a catalyst. To build together with everyone a bett...
Tags: Amazon, Food, Environment, Americas, World news, Conservation, Farming, Deforestation, Brazil, Amazon Rainforest, Greenpeace, Meat Industry, JBS, Jair Bolsonaro, Gilberto Tomazoni, JBS Green Platform Continue


Letting onions go to seed in cold weather

I want to save onion seeds from my garden this year. I've harvested almost all my onions, but I left two in the garden because I want them to go to seed. Here is a picture of one of them. The thing is that we're now getting freezing temperatures at night. How is that going to work? Will the onions go to seed in spite of the cold?
Tags: Farming, Weapon, Gardening & Homesteading


German police raid meat-processing firms suspected of smuggling workers

Companies accused of bringing people from eastern Europe into country illegallyPolice have raided the premises of several companies suspected of illegally smuggling eastern European agency workers into the German meat industry.About 800 officers launched raids on more than 40 private homes and business premises in Berlin, Lower Saxony, Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt and North-Rhine Westphalia in the early hours of Wednesday morning. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Germany, World news, Farming, Migration, Meat Industry, North Rhine Westphalia, Berlin Lower Saxony Saxony Saxony Anhalt


Locating Septic

I helped build the house I currently live in but my parents sold it when I left for the Marines. I bought it back when I moved back to SD in 2010. The house is in the middle of the woods......when we owned it there was an outhouse & no running water. The people I bought it from added on substantially and had a well drilled & added a septic system. The well-head coming out of the ground & the well drilling company had records that showed me where the incoming water lines are located. From p...
Tags: Farming, Weapon, Gardening & Homesteading


Robots gear up to march to the fields and harvest cauliflowers

Prototype technology could help alleviate growing shortage of human crop pickersThe job of harvesting cauliflowers could one day be in the mechanical hands of robots thanks to a collaboration between scientists and the French canned vegetable producer Bonduelle.Fieldwork Robotics, the team behind the world’s first raspberry-picking robot, is designing a machine in a three-year collaboration launched on Monday. Continue reading...
Tags: Business, Technology, Environment, Vegetables, Farming, Food & drink industry, Robots, Computing, Artificial intelligence (AI, Bonduelle Fieldwork Robotics


Goat Fencing-Need Advice

I need some advice from those who might be able to help with ideas. My husband and I have a steep, somewhat forested mountainside, we own about 4 acres of it behind our house. It was once cleared years ago, but now brush and some trees have grown up and is encroaching upon the house. We want to put two goats on it. However, we aren't sure what to do about fencing-we are on a limited budget, and the soil is very rocky. We wouldn't be able to go down far at all to get a post in the ground befor...
Tags: Farming, Weapon, Gardening & Homesteading


Fencing to keep dogs in?

New home on 4 acres...I've always had chain link fence before. Now I have a small privacy fenced back yard that's great for letting the dogs out in, but if I really want them to run, the rest of the land is surrounded by 5 strand barbed wire. My aussie and lab have figured out fairly quickly how crawl underneath it in places or even how to just squeeze through the bottom two strands. Any cheap suggestions on how to stop them from getting out? The local farm and home store has 3 foot high by 50...
Tags: Farming, Weapon, Gardening & Homesteading


The Green Recovery: can I still eat meat if I care about the environment? – video

The average Australian eats half a kilogram of meat every week. But meat production has a huge impact on the environment – it’s responsible for almost 10% of Australia’s carbon emissions. So can we still eat meat if we care about the environment? Experts say yes, but with some caveats. And there are things that industry and governments should be doing to make meat production more sustainable, too • How Australia can ditch coal (without ditching jobs) – video• How Australia can close the recyclin...
Tags: Meat, Australia, Environment, Australia news, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Farming, Meat Industry


'Why wait for it?' How to predict a pandemic

Strides are being made towards an open access atlas that could predict where dangerous animal-borne viruses will next appearHow do you predict where a deadly tropical disease such as Ebola, possibly the most virulent in the world, will appear next? Since it first emerged in a small town on the edge of a Congolese forest, it has broken out in seven other African countries, often thousands of miles apart.Sometimes it has spilled out of remote rainforest and then disappeared for years. Other times ...
Tags: Ebola, Science, London, Biology, Climate Change, Animals, Environment, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Farming, Microbiology, Zika Virus, David Redding, Coronavirus outbreak, ZSL Institute of Zoology


Farm animals and pandemics: nine diseases that changed the world

Covid has got experts thinking urgently about the risk of diseases passing from farmed animals to humans. We examine the major outbreaks of the past two centuries Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Food, Environment, Cattle, UK News, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Farming, Rural affairs, Bird Flu, Meat Industry, Sars, Swine Flu, BSE, Farm Animals


Water-bath canning without lemon juice

To ensure sufficient acidity, I've been adding lemon juice to each jar of applesauce and each jar of tomatoes when I'm canning. This is how I learned to do it when I took a food-preservation class a few years ago. Keeping lemon juice available is inconvenient, though, so I'd like to start using a pH meter and stop using lemon juice. I think the apples and tomatoes I'm canning are probably quite acidic, but I would want to use the pH meter to confirm this. Is anybody here foregoing lemon juice an...
Tags: Farming, Weapon, Gardening & Homesteading


7 Year Prepper Update

Hello all, I've been a member of this forum for 7 years and have been interested in prepping/homesteading/off-grid living for over 8 years now. I want to make this thread as an update to my life and just share with you what my vision was when I started here and where I am now. Spoiler alert, I'm not a big success story living on my own farm being 100% self-sufficient. I mainly want to make this to share my lessons learned for what my dreams were vs where I ended up in hopes that I may be able to...
Tags: Walmart, Farming, Weapon, New England, Gardening & Homesteading, Don, King Authors


Empty promises won't protect farm animals | Letter

Parliament must not renege on its duty to safeguard the UK’s animal welfare standards post-Brexit, argues Chris SherwoodAs Lords meet next week to discuss the agriculture bill, parliament is faced with a once-in-a-generation opportunity to protect the UK’s farm animal welfare standards. Failure to act now could result in a catastrophic weakening of the hard-won protections for millions of animals in this country.With three months until Brexit and the increasing risk of no deal with our European ...
Tags: Food, Europe, Politics, UK, Animals, Environment, Beef, Eu, European Union, UK News, World news, Chicken, Foreign Policy, Farming, Animal Welfare, Pork


Toxic pesticides banned for EU use exported from UK

Trade loopholes allow chemicals to be sent to developing countries as well as US, Japan and AustraliaToxic pesticides banned for use in the UK are being exported to countries with less stringent regulations, under loopholes in international trade rules.Two companies, Syngenta and Ineos, are exporting from UK facilities large quantities of pesticides based on chemicals that would be illegal for use in the EU, according to documents obtained by Greenpeace UK and the Swiss NGO Public Eye, in freedo...
Tags: Europe, UK, Environment, Eu, European Union, UK News, World news, Pesticides, Farming, Greenpeace, Syngenta, Herbicides, Ineos, US Japan, Greenpeace UK


Iron Ox raises $20 million for its robotic farms

Bay Area-based Iron Ox today announced a $20 million Series B. The funding, led by Pathbreaker Venture and family office firms, brings the robotics company’s total funding up to $45 million to date. A number of other investors also took part in the round, including Crosslink Capital, Amplify Partners, ENIAC Ventures, R7 Partners, Tuesday Ventures, At One Ventures and Y Combinator. Founded in 2015, Iron Ox has become one of the more prominent names in the world of agricultural robotics. In 201...
Tags: Startups, Tech, Farming, Agriculture, Robotics, Bay Area, Gilroy, California Today, Gilroy California, Iron Ox, Bianchini, Pathbreaker Ventures, Recent Funding, Brandon Alexander, One Ventures, Crosslink Capital Amplify Partners ENIAC Ventures


Countryside fit for a superpower? Inside China’s colossal rural revamp

Beneath the veneer of Xi Jinping’s ambitious agricultural plan farming communities remain marred by homelessness, poverty and unstable marketsThe official pictures tell a delightful tale. China’s leader, Xi Jinping, is seen touring fish farms, rice paddies and vineyards in Ningxia, ambling through lily fields in Shanxi, and inspecting mushroom- and fungus-growing operations in Shaanxi.The carefully choreographed images aim to create a vision of his latest signature policy – rural revitalisation....
Tags: China, Environment, World news, Poverty, Asia Pacific, Xi Jinping, Social exclusion, Farming, Urbanisation, Shanxi, Ningxia, Shaanxi


Why the simple life is not just beautiful, it’s necessary

The good life is the simple life. Among philosophical ideas about how we should live, this one is a hardy perennial; from Socrates to Thoreau, from the Buddha to Wendell Berry, thinkers have been peddling it for more than two millennia. And it still has plenty of adherents. Magazines such as Real Simple call out to us from the supermarket checkout; Oprah Winfrey regularly interviews fans of simple living such as Jack Kornfield, a teacher of Buddhist mindfulness; the Slow Movement, which advocate...
Tags: Money, Society, Rome, Beijing, United States, Farming, Pope Francis, Innovation, Community, Oprah Winfrey, Personal Growth, Versailles, Buddha, Buddhist, Socrates, Nero


Scottish Tory leader accused of misquoting farmers' union on food standards

NFU Scotland ‘fuming’ at alleged misrepresentation by Douglas Ross in chlorinated chicken rowThe Scottish Tory leader, Douglas Ross, has been accused of twisting quotes from the National Farmers Union in the debate over US exports of chlorinated chicken and hormone-injected beef.Jonnie Hall, policy director for National Farmers Union Scotland, said he was left “fuming” after Ross quoted him agreeing that MPs had never voted in favour of cutting the UK’s food quality standards. Continue reading.....
Tags: Politics, UK, Scotland, US, Conservatives, UK News, Farming, Food & drink industry, Food Safety, Ross, Brexit, Nfu, National Farmers Union, Douglas Ross, Trade Policy, National Farmers Union Scotland


Hundreds of thousands of chickens to be culled after Covid disruption

About half of staff at poultry plant in Norfolk have had to self-isolate after 75 tested positive for coronavirusAt least 400,000 chickens are being culled in the UK as Covid-19 infections disrupt slaughterhouse routines. About 300,000 birds are due to be culled in England and 110,000 have been culled in Scotland.Chickens that cannot be slaughtered for food are usually gassed with CO2 and their bodies rendered for fat and other animal byproducts. They do not enter the food chain. Continue readin...
Tags: UK, England, Scotland, Environment, UK News, Farming, Norfolk, Meat Industry


Scottish Tory leader would vote against UK import of chlorinated chicken from US

Exclusive: Douglas Ross says ‘more work needed’ for UK-wide trade dealThe Scottish Tory leader, Douglas Ross, has said he would vote against allowing UK imports of chlorinated chicken and hormone-injected beef from the US in a post-Brexit trade deal.Ross said the UK government was listening to complaints from the National Farmers Union (NFU), which has a strong presence in his rural constituency of Moray and fears a US trade deal would threaten food standards. Continue reading...
Tags: Food, Politics, UK, Scotland, Environment, US, European Union, UK News, Foreign Policy, Farming, Tory, Ross, Brexit, Moray, Douglas Ross, Trade Policy


Troubled times see crowds embrace stark beauty of Yorkshire farm idyll

As a reboot of All Creatures Great and Small begins, locals are bracing for an influx of tourists to God’s Own CountryRural Yorkshire has aways been dear to the hearts of its proud inhabitants, but it now seems to be the focus of rather a lot of admiring outside attention, not least on Channel 5.The channel’s documentary series Our Yorkshire Farm has just topped the TV ratings in the 9pm primetime slot. And the same channel this week airs a new dramatisation of James Herriot’s Yorkshire-set All ...
Tags: Television, Environment, Farming, Television & radio, Yorkshire, Thirsk, James Herriot, Herriot, Yorkshire Farm


The lamb with the golden guns: sheep sells for record £368k

Trio of breeders join forces to buy Texel ram Double Diamond in tense Scotland auctionDouble Diamond had all the looks a lamb needed: toned torso, perfect head and muted gold colouring. And he commanded a price to match, selling during a frenzied few minutes of bidding for a world record sum of 350,000 guineas (£367,500).Jeff Aiken, one of three breeders who joined forces to pay the highest price ever commanded by a sheep, had been eyeing up Double Diamond for several weeks before Thursday’s sal...
Tags: Scotland, Animals, Environment, UK News, World news, Farming, Glasgow, Texel, Jeff Aiken, Lanark


'World's most expensive sheep' sold in Scotland for £367k

Price paid for Pedigree Texel ram lamb Double Diamond easily surpassed 2009 recordA sheep said to be the most expensive in the world has sold for £367,500.The pedigree Texel ram lamb Double Diamond was sold at the Scottish National Texel sale in Lanark on Thursday. Continue reading...
Tags: Scotland, Animals, Environment, UK News, World news, Farming, Texel, Lanark, Pedigree Texel, Scottish National Texel


The Portfolio: Tommy Busakhwe

Photographer Tommy Busakhwe, a participant in the Communities of the Kalahari Advocacy Project, uses his camera to tell stories of home, land and the people who live and work on it The post The Portfolio: Tommy Busakhwe appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Employment, Communication, Information, Communities, Farming, Land, Transformation, Friday, Portfolio, Generational Divide, Family Values, Market Photo Workshop, Communities of the Kalahari Advocacy Project, Luce Steenkamp, Tommy Busakhwe, Kalahari Advocacy Project


The Portfolio: Tommy Busakhwe

Photographer Tommy Busakhwe, a participant in the Communities of the Kalahari Advocacy Project, uses his camera to tell stories of home, land and the people who live and work on it The post The Portfolio: Tommy Busakhwe appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Employment, Communication, Information, Communities, Farming, Land, Transformation, Friday, Portfolio, Generational Divide, Family Values, Market Photo Workshop, Communities of the Kalahari Advocacy Project, Luce Steenkamp, Tommy Busakhwe, Kalahari Advocacy Project


Pinduoduo’s latest aim: Sell $145 billion of farm produce in 2025

Still working to turn a profit and shake off its fake-goods reputation, China’s e-commerce upstart Pinduoduo set itself another ambitious goal for 2025: surpass 1 trillion yuan or $145 billion annual gross merchandise volume of agricultural products. The announcement arrived with the company’s Q2 results last Friday. For some context, online sales of agricultural goods in China in 2019 neared 400 billion yuan or $58 billion, a 27% increase from the year before, according to stats from the Min...
Tags: Ecommerce, Asia, China, Tech, E-commerce, Farming, Alibaba, Agriculture, Ministry of Commerce, Chen Lei, Pinduoduo, iiMedia Pinduoduo, Pinduoduo Produce in China


Pinduoduo’s latest aim: sell $145 billion farm produce in 2025

Still working to turn a profit and shake off its fake-goods reputation, China’s e-commerce upstart Pinduoduo set itself another ambitious goal for 2025: surpass 1 trillion yuan or $145 billion annual gross merchandise volume of agricultural products. The announcement arrived with the company’s Q2 results last Friday. For some context, online sales of agricultural goods in China in 2019 neared 400 billion yuan or $58 billion, a 27% increase from the year before according to stats from the Mini...
Tags: Ecommerce, Asia, China, Tech, Farming, Alibaba, Agriculture, Ministry of Commerce, Chen Lei, Pinduoduo, iiMedia Pinduoduo, Pinduoduo Produce in China


They came for the American Dream, but the land was still beckoning

Kenyan farmers have carved their own niche in America’s agricultural landscape, providing speciality crops for the US market The post They came for the American Dream, but the land was still beckoning appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Africa, US, America, United States, Farming, Kenya, Food Security, Openaccess, World Farmers Organization, Top Six, African Farmers, Chinsaga, Community Farming, Flats Mentor Farm, Henrietta Moraa Nyaigot, Indigenous Crops


Money instead of land

The majority of previously dispossessed people choose money over property, while land reform has become the preserve of the affluent. Is there another way to think about land reform? The post Money instead of land appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Law, Opinion, South Africa, Farming, Constitution, Land Reform, Farms, Openaccess, ANC, Land Redistribution, Expropriation without compensation, Commercial Farms


Solar power is revolutionizing life for opium farmers

There's a lot to unpack and think about from this BBC article about the impact of solar panels on the heroin industry. The first report of an Afghan farmer using solar power came back in 2013.The following year traders were stocking a few solar panels in Lashkar Gah, the Helmandi capital.Since then growth has been exponential. The number of solar panels installed on farms has doubled every year.By 2019 Mr Brittan's team had counted 67,000 solar arrays just in the Helmand valley.In Lashkar Ga...
Tags: Post, News, America, Bbc, Afghanistan, Farming, Solar Energy, Solar, Solar Power, Opium, Helmand, LASHKAR, Justin Rowlatt, Solar Farm, Brittan, Opioids