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Fourth US meat inspector dies of coronavirus: union

Fourth US meat inspector dies of coronavirus: union

A US government meat inspector died this week from coronavirus, the fourth fatality of a food safety official in the outbreak that has shuttered some slaughterhouses, union officials said Thursday.The US Department of Agriculture food safety inspector was from

New York cats become first US pets to contract coronavirus

New York cats become first US pets to contract coronavirus

Two cats in New York have become the first pets in the United States to test positive for the new coronavirus, officials said Wednesday.The cats live in separate areas of New York state, America's COVID-19 epicenter, the Department of Agriculture and the Cent

Cheap beef and wasted milk: US agriculture struggles with virus

Cheap beef and wasted milk: US agriculture struggles with virus

Milk dumped in fields and cattle prices plunging even as steaks stay expensive: the coronavirus pandemic is hitting American farmers hard.With industries from restaurants to department stores forced to close, farmers haven't stopped working, but are finding d

The young Brazilians fighting for the Amazon

The young Brazilians fighting for the Amazon

Maria dreams of being the next Greta Thunberg. Kelita is studying in the first-ever university program in the Amazon. Fabio is helping his family do its part to fight climate change through sustainable agriculture.A new generation of young Brazilians from the

Kenya bans controversial donkey slaughter trade

Kenya bans controversial donkey slaughter trade

Kenya has decided to ban the slaughter of donkeys for use in Chinese medicine, a practice condemned by animal rights activists as cruel, unnecessary and devastating to donkey populations in Africa, a minister said on Thursday.Agriculture Minister Peter Munya t