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The biggest free trade deal in history

The biggest free trade deal in history is being negotiated now. There are plenty of catchy little acronyms when you talk about the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) between the European Union (EU) and the United States of America … Continue reading

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Biotechnology for livestock

Many livestock farmers in the rich world use biotechnology. Some of the biotech that farmers use is familiar outside the world of farming, because it’s also used for humans. Some of the biotech is controversial. Here’s an article about how … Continue reading

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Replanting the elm trees?

Elm trees (Ulmus spp.) contribute beauty and diversity to landscapes in the British Isles. There are four elm species whose leaves are eaten by several species of butterfly larvae. One of those butterflies is the White Letter Hairstreak (Satyrium w-album) … Continue reading

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