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East Asia’s oldest agricultural site discovered

Goseong

Remains of agricultural tools that date back to the Neolithic period as well as a farming site, have been found in Goseong, in South Korea

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Stemming tree cankers with cuprous oxide fungicide

Canker_paint_increase_penetration_of_active_copper_fungicide_into_the_bark_for_extra_protectionPlant disease control is pre-occupied with pathogens that infect foliage and fruit although those attacking the bark and wood are altogether more economically damaging, especially in the longer term

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World food prices fall in May, lowest since Sept 2011

Global_food_prices_have_dropped_sharply_in_MayGlobal food prices have dropped sharply in May, the lowest since September 2011, owing to increased supplies, growing global economic uncertainties and a strengthening of the US dollar, according to FAO’s latest report 

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China unveils five-year plan for food safety

China_has_released_its_12th_five-year_food_safety_planChina has released its 12th five-year food safety plan in an effort to upgrade its food safety regulations and revamp industry standards

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IFA appoints new director general

Charlotte_Hebebrand01The Council of the International Fertilizer Industry Association (IFA) has appointed Charlotte Hebebrand as its new director general

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