14 January 2000
Farming around the world
New Zealand GM proposal draws record number of submissions
Turkmenistan to buy $353m of US farm machinery
Turkmenistan is to spend $353m on US farm machinery this year as part of a major initiative to transform agriculture over the next decade.
GM seeds smuggled into Brazil
Brazilian farmers are smuggling genetically modified soya bean seeds, which are prohibited in their country, across the border from Argentina.
Polish farmers protest at diseased EU grain
Polish farmers leaders have threatened to mount a campaign of border protests unless the government increases checks for disease on all grain imported from the EU.
Australians protest at live sheep exports
Animal welfare activists protested in Perth as Australia resumed exports of live sheep to Saudi Arabia for the first time in more than a decade
Clue to salmonella
The elimination of two strains of salmonella that caused disease in hens may have opened the door to infection by another strain which badly affects humans.
US pig output downturn offers hope
Pig farmers are being offered new hope of a long-overdue recovery in the world market as the US Department of Agriculture reports signs of a downturn in output.
A proposal to field-trial genetically modified wheat in Canterbury has attracted a record 1418 submissions from Maori groups, government agencies, industry, organic farmers, environmental groups, and individuals.