Southern Crop

Southern Crop

Venezuela Backs Away From Price Controls as Citizens Go Hungry

President Nicolás Maduro’s government has begun dismantling price controls, a major policy shift that aims to ease widespread unrest by letting shops sell food at market prices but is worsening Venezuela’s already punishing inflation.

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U.K. Scientists Apply for Genetically Modified Wheat Trials

Scientists at Rothamsted Research, a U.K. agriculture research center founded in 1843, have asked for permission to carry out field trials of genetically-modified wheat. The wheat carries out photosynthesis more efficiently, which results in a higher-yielding crop, according to a statement from Rothamsted. The research group said it submitted an[…]

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