Danish supermarket offers fresh take on expired food

Nov 27, 2016

Danish supermarket offers fresh take on expired food

A supermarket in Copenhagen selling surplus food has proved to be so popular it recently opened a second store. After launching in the gritty inner city district of Amager earlier this year, the Wefood project earlier this month drew a long line as it ...

Nov 27, 2016

Dutch destroy 190,000 ducks in first bird flu cull

Some 190,000 ducks were destroyed on Saturday at six farms in the Netherlands following an avian flu outbreak, the country’s first cull of an epidemic sweeping northern Europe. Outbreaks of avian flu, primarily the highly pathogenic H5N8 strain, have been reported in Denmark, Finland, ...

El Nino suspected as world wine output drops

Oct 21, 2016

El Nino suspected as world wine output drops

Global wine production in 2016 is expected to be among the lowest in 20 years, an industry body said Thursday, suggesting climatic events such as El Nino could be to blame. The International Organization of Vine and Wine (OIV) estimated this year’s output at ...

Oct 12, 2016

Abe eager to accept agriculture workers from abroad

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe expressed Wednesday his eagerness to start accepting foreign workers for the agriculture sector in Japan. Accepting foreign agriculture workers is “one of the priority issues,” Abe told a Budget Committee meeting of the House of Representatives, the lower chamber of ...

Coffee growers face changing climate and tastes

Oct 9, 2016

Coffee growers face changing climate and tastes

Three decades ago, Costa Rica outlawed cultivation of the robusta coffee bean in order to promote production of arabica, the variety prized by high-end roasters around the world. Now, however, with warmer temperatures and disease threatening arabica production, the world’s 14th largest coffee producer ...