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Millions of small Asian farmers miss out on seeds resilient to climate change

Millions of small Asian farmers miss out on seeds resilient to climate change

Millions of smallholder farmers in South and Southeast Asia are missing out on new, resilient seeds that could improve their yields in the face of climate change, according to an index published on Monday 13th November 2018.

The 24 top seed companies fail to reach four-fifths of the region’s 170 million smallholder farmers for reasons such as poor infrastructure, high prices and lack of training, the Access to Seeds Index found.

Save the bees, save the keepers – Hive & Keeper

Save the bees, save the keepers – Hive & Keeper

Hive & Keeper’s honeys are different. Each is properly single-origin, being from just one apiary rather than blended and homogenised as is common in the honey industry. The honey is sourced from independent beekeepers around the UK, each with unique flavours, connecting back to the hives and the region where they’re made.

Children and smokers face pesticide danger

Pesticides used in food, tobacco and marijuana production are placing children and smokers in potential risk, a study has found. Farmers across the world use pesticides to keep bugs and weeds at bay during the growing process. However, this often means these potent chemicals find their way into our bodies and can build up over time. An analysis of data from the US suggests that children and smokers of tobacco are being exposed to the highest levels of pesticide residues.