Agriculture

African refugee grows homeland's bitter eggplants in Vermont

Aug 9, 2018

A woman who survived refugee camps in Africa now has a thriving business growing African eggplants in Vermont and selling them across the United States

Hot in the Highlands: Scottish games defeated by heat wave

Aug 9, 2018

In usually rain-soaked Scotland, a traditional Highland Games has fallen victim to Britain's summer heat wave

Organic dairy farmers vow to compete in changing industry

Aug 9, 2018

Small family operated organic dairy farms with cows freely grazing on verdant pastures are going out of business while large confined animal operations with thousands of animals lined up in assembly-line fashion are expanding

Farmworkers protest treatment in Italy after migrant deaths

Aug 8, 2018

Hundreds of crop pickers and labor union activists have marched from a shanty town in southern Italy to protest what they say is the exploitation of migrant farmworkers

The Latest: US's lucrative baby eel fishery will not expand

Aug 8, 2018

Regulators say the U.S.'s only significant fishery for baby eels will not be allowed to expand next year

Regulators will not allow lucrative baby eel fishery to grow

Aug 8, 2018

Regulators say the U.S.'s only significant fishery for baby eels will not be allowed to expand next year

Poland: Activists protest use of pesticide harmful to bees

Aug 8, 2018

Environmentalists and beekeepers in Poland have staged a protest against the government's authorization of a class of pesticides that the European Union says poses a serious risk to bees

Genetics technology could lead to more crops, fresher food

Aug 6, 2018

A multinational agricultural company based in Idaho has acquired gene editing licensing rights that could one day be used to help farmers produce more crops and make grocery store offerings such as strawberries, potatoes and avocados stay fresher longer.

12 farmworkers killed in van accident in southern Italy

Aug 6, 2018

Italy's firefighters say 12 people were killed and three injured after a car accident in a town in southern Italy

Heat wave: Portugal tames wildfire; French cities ban cars

Aug 6, 2018

Firefighters in Portugal say they are close to bringing a major, four-day wildfire under control, as sweltering weather continues to grip Europe

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