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Europe’s animal farming sector has exceeded safe bounds for greenhouse gas emissions, nutrient flows and biodiversity loss, and urgently needs to be scaled back, according to a major report.

Pressure on livestock farmers is set to intensify this century as global population and income growth raises demand for meat-based products beyond the planet’s capacity to supply it.


Grain producers could have an extra revenue stream if a construction project proceeds in Kansas.

VERBIO North America (VNA), a subsidiary of Germany’s VERBIO Vereinigte BioEnergie Ag, wants to build a US$100-million conversion facility on 160 acres of land in Sumner County, Kan. 


In the Hollywood melodrama Rebel Without A Cause, the film’s hero Jimmie – played by James Dean – is challenged to a game of "Chickie Run" to end a dispute with Buzz, the leader of a local gang.

A form of game theory, the challenge involves both angst-ridden teenagers driving cars at speed towards a cliff edge with one simple rule: the first one to bail out of his vehicle is a “chickie”.

The winner proves his masculinity and wins the prize – inevitably that's a girl.

The film has parallels with the ongoing trade dispute between China and the US, and not least of all because it involves chickens.


The blueberry harvest is about to start in the southern hemisphere. In some countries, the pickers are already working, but the volumes are still limited. European importers are looking forward to the new overseas season. Due to the warm summer, the European campaign has finished early and there is a threat of a small gap in the supply. What are the overseas prospects? And what is the current situation in the world market?


Six milling companies in Zimbabwe were forced to suspend operations on Sept. 13 due to the government’s failure to pay for wheat that is held up in Mozambique, according to Tafadzwa Musarrara, chairperson of the Grain Millers Association of Zimbabwe (GMAZ), who spoke with reporters on Thursday.


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