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Sicilian coffee dream a step closer as climate crisis upends farming

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Por más de 30 years the Morettino family had been trying to produce their own coffee on a small piece of land in Sicily. And for 30 years they had failed. But last spring 66 seedlings produced about 30kg of coffee,...

Gene editing will just perpetuate disastrous factory farming

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A quotation leapt to mind when reading “Gene editing ‘would allow us to create hardier farm breeds’ (Noticias): “For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, sencillo, and wrong” (HL Mencken). Application of ...

‘Ecofeminism is about respect’: the activist working to revolutionise west African farming

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Outside Mariama Sonko’s home in the Casamance region of southern Senegal pink shells hang on improvised nets that will be placed in mangroves to provide a breeding spot for oysters. Normally, women collecting oysters ...

‘Why not start now?’ On the track to regenerative farming

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“My farming friends think I’m nuts – I can’t remember when that hedge was cut last,” says Richard Thomas. Cutting is usually an annual event, but the bushy, 3-metre-wide hedgerow is now home to yellowhammers, his favo...

‘How is it sustainable if only 1% can afford your food?": the man on a quest to change farming

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Chris Newman, 38, y su esposa, Annie, 35, always planned to retire with a farm. But after a health scare in 2013, the couple left their jobs as a software engineer and art gallery director to found Sylvanaqua Farms, ...

Regenerative farming shift could reduce UK climate emissions, dicen expertos

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There is growing momentum behind a shift to ‘regenerative’ agriculture in the UK, which can help to mitigate the climate crisis, say leading experts in the sector. “More and more people are seeing other farmers doing ...

Gabrielle Chan on why you should definitely care about farming

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Katharine Murphy speaks to journalist Gabrielle Chan about her upcoming book, Why you should give a f*ck about farming. Gabrielle talks about how farming is at the intersection of the world’s greatest existential thre...

The pig whisperer: the Dutch farmer who wants to end factory farming

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“Oma, hoi! Hier! Hallooo,” Dr Kees Scheepens, a Dutch farmer known as the “pig whisperer”, is calling his two oldest pigs for some apricot snacks. Oma or “granny”, a seven-year-old sow, lives with a Berkshire boar cal...

I hate to admit it, but Jeremy Clarkson’s farming show is really good TV

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You have an opinion on Jeremy Clarkson. This is understandable. He has been around and part of British life since the late 80s: first as a leather jacket-clad BBC Two curio, and then as the spearhead of the turn-of-th...

Revisión de Wild Mountain Thyme - comedia romántica de agricultura farsa

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Sería injusto estropear el giro al final de esta comedia romántica absolutamente extraña del guionista y director estadounidense John Patrick Shanley.. Ambientado en una Irlanda más verde que verde, sigue a Rosemary de Emily Blunt mientras lucha ....

Cómo amar a los animales por Henry Mance revisión: el caso contra la agricultura moderna

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Mientras investigaba este libro, Henry Mance trabajó brevemente en un matadero, o "una línea de desmontaje", como lo llama acertadamente. Mientras veía a las ovejas aturdidas, les cortaron la garganta y luego colgaron, todavía temblando, de meta ...

The knackerman: the toughest job in British farming

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One bright morning in the middle of May, Ian Carswell’s tipper lorry came sliding to a halt in a Tenbury car park. It was a smallish thing with raw grey sides and nothing distinctive about it, the sort of truck that c...

The knacker: the toughest job in British farming

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One bright morning in the middle of May, Ian Carswell’s tipper lorry came sliding to a halt in a Tenbury car park. It was a smallish thing with raw grey sides and nothing distinctive about it, the sort of truck that c...