Mar 4, 2016

Japan plans to publish a list of must-see sites of traditional farming

The agriculture ministry plans to create a Japanese version of the world agricultural heritage list, informed sources said Thursday. The list would help to pass on farming culture and promote regional development. Eight areas in Japan are registered on the Food and Agriculture Organization’s ...

Feb 18, 2016

Flies threatening Florida's fruit industry have been eradicated

A type of fruit fly that all but shut down south Florida’s $1.6 billion agricultural industry when it was discovered in the state last year has been “successfully eradicated,” authorities said Wednesday. Officials quarantined 97 square miles (250 sq. km) of farmland after the ...

In southern Africa, an illusion built on aid heralds hunger

Feb 12, 2016

In southern Africa, an illusion built on aid heralds hunger

As she walks along a dirt road in central Malawi, Louise Abale carries her precious corn wrapped in a brightly colored cloth and balanced on her head. Because of drought in Malawi and across southern Africa the grain has doubled in price in the ...

Jan 28, 2016

Chinese man stole protected seeds major U.S. firms

A Chinese man pleaded guilty in a U.S. court Wednesday to stealing patent-protected corn seed from agribusiness giants Monsanto and DuPont to take back to China for commercial use. Robert Mo Hailong, 46, participated in a plot to steal inbred corn seeds from the ...