UN cancer agency IARC sees a risk in five pesticides

The UN`s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) said Friday that three pesticides, including a commonly-used weedkiller, were "probably" carcinogenic and two others, which have already been outlawed or restricted, were "possibly" so.

Winged poppy thieves eat into farmers' yields

Poppy farmers in Rajasthan's Chittorgarh district are facing a unique problem.

Small farms making big impact in US agriculture

As a teenager, Danelle Myer wanted nothing more than to leave her family`s farm in Iowa and become a big-city advertising executive.

Antibiotics use in farms creating public health crisis

The over-use of antibiotics by the agriculture and aquaculture industries is posing a threat to public health, and the way out is to impose a fee on their "non-human use", says a new paper.

Fire at German farm kills 86 camels

Police say a fire has destroyed a camel farm in the Black Forest region of southwestern Germany, killing 86 animals.