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Jury begins deliberations in Roundup trial phase 2

Jury begins deliberations in Roundup trial phase 2

"Monsanto knew" its weedkiller Roundup was carcinogenic yet sold it anyway, the lawyer for an American retiree said on the last day of a trial to determine the agriculture giant's culpability for his cancer.The company's attorney meanwhile denied the alleg

British cannot close off fishing waters post Brexit: France

British cannot close off fishing waters post Brexit: France

French Minister of Agriculture Didier Guillaume said Thursday it was "not possible" for Britain to close its waters to French and other EU fishermen after Brexit."We do not accept that... that is not what we want," Guillaume told a meeting of fisheries pro

North Korea food production 'lowest for a decade': UN

North Korea food production 'lowest for a decade': UN

North Korea recorded its worst harvest for more than a decade last year, the United Nations said Wednesday, as natural disasters combined with its lack of arable land and inefficient agriculture to hit production.The isolated North, which is under several sets

FAO warns food supply threatened by declining biodiversity

FAO warns food supply threatened by declining biodiversity

The UN food agency on Friday warned about the threat to the future of the world's food production from a lack of biodiversity in the environment.In a report, the first of its kind by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), it said there was "mounting ev

Iowa: presidential battleground cherishes 1st-in-nation status

Iowa: presidential battleground cherishes 1st-in-nation status

It is a sparsely populated and homogenous state where agriculture rules. But Iowa -- equally disparaged and cherished as a folksy American backwater -- remains a political titan, first in the nation in picking presidential candidates.With nearly a year to go b