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Alberta Agriculture Urges Producers to Starve Pigs - MFA Canada Blog

Alberta Agriculture Urges Producers to Starve Pigs - MFA Canada Blog | Agriculture & Extractives | Scoop.it
Alberta Agriculture Urges Producers to Starve #Pigs to save http://t.co/I1juyYPDKK #hogs #meat #animals #animalwelfare
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U.S. criticizes 'unnecessary' EU rules on genetically modified crops ...

U.S. criticizes 'unnecessary' EU rules on genetically modified crops ... | Agriculture & Extractives | Scoop.it
The United States on Monday criticized “unnecessary” European Union rules against genetically modified US crop imports as it prepares to enter free-trade talks with the EU. EU restrictions notably have resulted in delays in ...
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Govt targets child labour in fishery industry - Bangkok Post

Govt targets child labour in fishery industry - Bangkok Post | Agriculture & Extractives | Scoop.it
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Govt targets child labour in fishery industry
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SAMUT SAKHON : The government will target the fishery industry to stamp out the use of trafficked and child labour.
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Ministry denies that local fish firms use child labour - The Nation

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Ministry denies that local fish firms use child labour
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Thailand's position is that the child-labour claims arose from misinterpretation of a video showing parents bringing their children with them to their workplace.
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Collaborating for a Sustainable Future – Library | SustainAbility

Collaborating for a Sustainable Future – Library | SustainAbility | Agriculture & Extractives | Scoop.it
As Jo Confino, chair of Guardian Sustainable Business, wrote at the close of the Rio +20 Conference in June 2012, “the most often used phrases in the many meetings I attended [were] the need to create ‘coalitions of the willing’ and a recognition...
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Obama, strengthen rules on child farm labor

Obama, strengthen rules on child farm labor | Agriculture & Extractives | Scoop.it
Cristina Traina asks, why aren't the regulations for child farm workers the same as for kids in retail and service industries?
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Groups launch Agriculture Workforce Coalition to address labor needs | AgriPulse

Groups launch Agriculture Workforce Coalition to address labor needs | AgriPulse | Agriculture & Extractives | Scoop.it
Organizations representing a variety of agricultural employers today announced the formation of the Agriculture Workforce Coalition (AWC), which developed an alternative framework to current agricultural worker programs.
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USDA names Hawaii, Maui counties drought zones

USDA names Hawaii, Maui counties drought zones | Agriculture & Extractives | Scoop.it
The U.S. Agriculture Department has designated Hawaii and Maui counties as disaster areas because of at least eight straight weeks of severe drought. (RT @HawaiiNewsNow: USDA names Hawaii, Maui counties drought zones: The U.S.
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Philippine Government To Launch Programme Against Child Labour - Bernama

Philippine Government To Launch Programme Against Child Labour Bernama MANILA, Jan 7 (Bernama) -- The Philippine government will launch a programme aimed at combating child labour in the country, a senior government official said Monday, Xinhua...
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Tea workers burn boss to death

Tea workers burn boss to death | Agriculture & Extractives | Scoop.it
Hundreds of Indian tea workers surround their boss's bungalow and burn him to death after a two-week dispute, officials say.
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Cacti can clean up poisonous soils

Cacti can clean up poisonous soils | Agriculture & Extractives | Scoop.it
Here are a few things you do with a prickly pear cactus: Get poked. Turn its fruit into jam. Use it to clean up dangerous concentrations of selenium in arid California lands. In California’s ... (RT @TheMarkofPolo: Cacti can clean up poisonous soils.
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FAO calls for farmer-centred approach to investment in agriculture ...

FAO calls for farmer-centred approach to investment in agriculture ... | Agriculture & Extractives | Scoop.it
Investment in agriculture has decreased despite it being one of the most effective ways of alleviating poverty. This was the key message in the FAO's flagship.
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Shoppers kept in dark over GM ingredients - Telegraph

Shoppers kept in dark over GM ingredients - Telegraph | Agriculture & Extractives | Scoop.it
Millions of Britons are unwittingly eating food made using genetically modified soy, a survey of the leading grocery brands has disclosed.
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USDA Report On Climate Change and Agriculture Promotes Sustainable Agriculture Practices

USDA Report On Climate Change and Agriculture Promotes Sustainable Agriculture Practices | Agriculture & Extractives | Scoop.it
On Feb. 4th, the U.S. Department of Agriculture released a report titled “Climate Change and Agriculture in the United States: Effects and Adaptation,” concluding that a changing climate would pose unprecedented challenges to U.S.
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More investment necessary for forest supply chain transparency | Official CIPS Magazine – Supply Management

More investment necessary for forest supply chain transparency | Official CIPS Magazine – Supply Management | Agriculture & Extractives | Scoop.it
Companies need to be willing to spend money to understand the impact of their suppliers on forests, according to Forest Footprint Disclosure.
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Palm oil sustainability initiative must rule out deforestation, says group

Palm oil sustainability initiative must rule out deforestation, says group | Agriculture & Extractives | Scoop.it
The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) must implement standards that protect forests and account for greenhouse gas emissions to remain credible, said an environmental group ahead of a that will determine the body's 'Principles and Criteria'...
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Centre to raise age-limit for child labour to 18 years - Deccan Herald

Centre to raise age-limit for child labour to 18 years - Deccan Herald | Agriculture & Extractives | Scoop.it
Centre to raise age-limit for child labour to 18 years Deccan Herald Disclosing this here on Monday, Union Minister of State for Labour Kodikunnil Suresh said necessary amendments to the Child Protection Act would be piloted in the next session of...
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Horses beaten with iron bars at abattoir - Telegraph

Horses beaten with iron bars at abattoir - Telegraph | Agriculture & Extractives | Scoop.it
Graphic undercover footage showing horses being beaten with an iron bar and a rope at an abattoir has prompted the Food Standards Agency to investigate.
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Groups launch Agriculture Workforce Coalition to address labor needs - Agri-Pulse

Groups launch Agriculture Workforce Coalition to address labor needs - Agri-Pulse | Agriculture & Extractives | Scoop.it
Groups launch Agriculture Workforce Coalition to address labor needs
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WASHINGTON, Jan.
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Farming News - Poland bans GM crops

Farming News - Poland bans GM crops | Agriculture & Extractives | Scoop.it
Genetically modified crops are once again the subject of intense debate in the EU; at the beginning of the year, the Polish government unveiled new legislation forbidding cultivation of the crops on Polish soil.
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Blackouts and agriculture collapse forecasted in drought stricken ...

Blackouts and agriculture collapse forecasted in drought stricken ... | Agriculture & Extractives | Scoop.it
North-east Brazil is suffering its worst drought in decades, threatening hydro-power supplies in an area prone to blackouts and potentially slowing economic growth in one of the country's emerging agricultural frontiers.
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Biodiversity congress seeks ban on field trials of GM crops

Biodiversity congress seeks ban on field trials of GM crops | Agriculture & Extractives | Scoop.it
‘Bring regulation of biotechnological processes under the Biodiversity Act’ (Biodiversity congress seeks ban on field trials of GM crops http://t.co/8aNKRrqW)...
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Can Kenya grow climate-smart tea? - AlertNet

Can Kenya grow climate-smart tea? - AlertNet | Agriculture & Extractives | Scoop.it
Climate change threatens tea production in Kericho, near the Mau Forest, but there may be answers (RT @alertnetclimate: Can Kenya grow climate-smart tea?
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Ministries clash over forced molting of chickens

Ministries clash over forced molting of chickens | Agriculture & Extractives | Scoop.it
Agriculture Ministry calls for practice of starving hens for increased egg output to continue for 4 more years. (Ministries clash over forced molting of chickens: Agriculture Ministry calls for practice of starving hens...
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Water Pollution and the Farm Economy - New York Times (blog)

Water Pollution and the Farm Economy - New York Times (blog) | Agriculture & Extractives | Scoop.it
ThinkProgressWater Pollution and the Farm EconomyNew York Times (blog)As many people know, the astounding increase in agricultural output that marked the latter half of the 20th century came at a high environmental price.
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