Skilled foreign workers to be employed by farms in special zones

Dec 12, 2016

Skilled foreign workers to be employed by farms in special zones

The government will allow skilled non-Japanese to work in the agricultural sector in special economic zones to alleviate the farming labor shortage. “We have decided to add the employment of foreign workers in the agricultural sector … to the menu for strategic special zones,” ...

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 ...

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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 ...