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Maggots key to crisis-time fertilizer for Ugandan farmers

Today News || KAYUNGA, Uganda — Moses Wamugango peered into the plastic vats where maggots wriggled in decomposing filth, the…

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Now hiring: US offshore wind ramps up, workers taught safety

Today News || At a 131-year-old maritime academy along Buzzards Bay in Massachusetts, people who will build the nation’s first…

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The other reason why food prices are rising

Today News || The United Nations’ worst-case scenario calculation is that global food prices will rise by an additional 8.5%…

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2nd state in Mexico begins avocado exports to U.S. market

Today News || MEXICO CITY — U.S. consumers will finally get the chance to try avocados from Jalisco after 25…

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New Colombian president pledges to protect rainforest

Today News || RIO DE JANEIRO — Gustavo Petro, Colombia’s first elected leftist president, will take office in August with…

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EXPLAINER: How did Russia-Ukraine war trigger a food crisis?

Today News || LONDON — Russian hostilities in Ukraine are preventing grain from leaving the “breadbasket of the world” and…

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Double whammy: Both farmers and consumers hit by high prices

Fitness & Health: ROME — Food import bills will reach a record high this year and food markets are likely…

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Why the global soil shortage threatens food, medicine and the climate

Today News || Soil can be considered black gold, and we’re running out it. The United Nations declared soil finite…

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Russians, Ukrainians fight block by block in eastern city

Today News || KRAMATORSK, Ukraine — Russian troops pushed deeper into a key eastern Ukrainian city, fighting street by street…

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Next to the last steel mill in town, a robotic farm grows backed by Pritzker billions

Today News || Currently less than 1% of fresh produce is grown through hydroponics systems versus open-field agriculture, but this…

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