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Pot a Growing Problem in Ontario's Corn Fields

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June 27, 2013
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Local farmers aren't just finding weeds in the corn and bean fields when they spray this spring, they're finding weed -- as in marijuana.


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Ontario Farmers, Customers Sour Over Sweet Corn Shortage

Ontario Farmers, Customers Sour Over Sweet Corn Shortage

CBC (Aug. 8, 2013) A cold August in much of Ontario has stunted the growth of sweet corn, leaving farmers in the red and customers looking at fewer cobs of corn and higher prices.
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Germany: Unwelcome Guests

Germany: Unwelcome Guests

Deutsche Welle (May 1, 2013) More and more new plant and animal species are spreading across Europe. Many have been brought into the country via freight shipments or by tourists. Among them are a population of nandus that have settled in northern Germany. More than 10 years ago, six nandus escaped from a private farm. Today their number has grown to 120. The huge, flightless birds have adapted well to northern Germany's environment. But farmers and hunters don't like them. Top of their preferred menu - entire fields of young corn plants.
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France Protests New EU-Approved Genetically Modified Corn

France Protests New EU-Approved Genetically Modified Corn

AFP (Feb. 12, 2014) France's Greenpeace activists drape the Eiffel Tower's fields in giant genetically modified corn to protest EU ministers' recent approval of the controversial cultivation of a new genetically modified crop. Duration: 00:58 Video provided by AFP
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The Global Food Crisis What's Behind It?

The Global Food Crisis What's Behind It?

Deutsche Welle (Sep. 24, 2012) Staple foods are becoming increasingly expensive. Wealthy western countries are largely unaffected by the problem but the developing world is badly hit. People there are having to spend most of their income on food, and many can no longer afford even the basics. Meager harvests are not the only factors driving up food prices. We look at the roots of the problem.
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