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Overproduction threatens Andes superfood haven

/ Mar 25, 2018

Overproduction threatens Andes superfood haven

From atop the Andes mountains to the depths of the Amazon rain forest and frigid Patagonia, indigenous people have long eaten quinoa, camu camu and calafate, a healthy diet that has become a global phenomenon now threatened by overproduction. Rich in antioxidants, vitamins, amino acids, ...

Billionaire plans to conquer China with baguettes

Mar 2, 2018

Billionaire plans to conquer China with baguettes

In the peaceful French village of Thiel-sur-Acolin, retired farmer Marc Bernardet is ambivalent about having a Chinese billionaire for a neighbor. Over the past four years Hu Keqin has quietly snapped up 3,000 hectares of wheat fields in the central Indre and Allier regions, including ...

Drones playing bigger role in Japanese crop management

Feb 22, 2018

Drones playing bigger role in Japanese crop management

Drones are finding increasing use in Japanese agriculture as farmers start to use the unmanned aerial vehicles for crop inspection and other purposes. Drones "are effective in promoting data-based agriculture and reducing agricultural work" at a time when many aged farmers are struggling to find ...