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Seeds of the people: how communities are protecting the future of food The pandemic has galvanised a new movement of growers and seed-savers: could this be the start of a fresh era of seed diversity? Agriculture Environment Food Lifestyle Society Wellbeing
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‘Land is worth more when left to nature’ – study Conserving or restoring natural sites is nor more profitable than using them for farming and timber production, research suggests Agriculture Conservation Environment Science World
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‘A shining light’: the care farms supporting people with mental health challenges From children at risk of exclusion to adults with dementia, people are mucking in on care farms as a form of therapy Agriculture Body & Mind Health Wellbeing
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Madagascar's vanilla farmers are being inspired to plant trees – by a gecko Vanilla has brought prosperity to Madagascar's farmers, but often at the cost of forests. A gecko is helping restore the balance Agriculture Conservation Environment Sustainable Development
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Organic diet ‘dramatically reduces exposure to toxic pesticides’ A report has found that levels of glyphosate in adults and children fell significantly after just one week of eating organic Agriculture Environment Health Wellbeing
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Farm to fork: the open database that lets people buy food direct from source Set up by food activists during lockdown, Farms to Feed Us connects people with farmers and growers across the country Economics Environment Society
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