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From TheJournal.ie 'The demand for labour is unaffected by the pandemic': Food producers under pressure as harvest season begins Essential Workers

'The demand for labour is unaffected by the pandemic': Food producers under pressure as harvest season begins

Foreign supply chain anxiety could increase the need for the harvest season to run smoothly.

From TheJournal.ie Keelings controversy: Taoiseach says workers resident in Ireland may be called upon to pick summer crops Essential Workers

Keelings controversy: Taoiseach says workers resident in Ireland may be called upon to pick summer crops

Keelings Fruit flew 189 workers from Bulgaria to Ireland last week to pick fruit.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland's bees are in danger, but here's the plan that could save them Buzz Words

Ireland's bees are in danger, but here's the plan that could save them

Many of the crops grown here depend on bees to pollinate them.

From TheJournal.ie Cork students' discovery for improving crop growth could help reduce food poverty Can't Mistake The Biology

Cork students' discovery for improving crop growth could help reduce food poverty

The three students from Kinsale Community College in Cork have reached the finals of the Google Science Fair with their research into using bacteria to help improve yields of food crops.

From TheJournal.ie NUI Galway develops vitamin-rich crop to combat malnutrition in Africa Malnutrition

NUI Galway develops vitamin-rich crop to combat malnutrition in Africa

Up to 500,000 children in developing countries go blind each year due to vitamin A deficiency.

From TheJournal.ie Irish charity tackling African hunger - with potatoes Charity

Irish charity tackling African hunger - with potatoes

It is a symbol of Irish cuisine, but now the potato is part of efforts to fight famine in Africa.

From TheJournal.ie Weather causing problems for farmers Weather

Weather causing problems for farmers

How has the recent bad weather been affecting farmers and crops – and what does this mean for the traditional summer fruit, the strawberry?

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: When and why are blight warnings issued? Blight

Explainer: When and why are blight warnings issued?

And what should potato-growers do in response? TheJournal.ie takes a look…

From TheJournal.ie Mali could face locust invasion Mali

Mali could face locust invasion

Locusts threaten to infest Mali – but chemicals used to prevent the spread of the insects were taken during the recent military coup.

From TheJournal.ie Recent bad weather has caused major problems for farmers - IFA Crops

Recent bad weather has caused major problems for farmers - IFA

The wet weather has made it impossible for farmers to harvest crops – but the bad weather is set to continue this week.

From TheJournal.ie North Korea reports serious drought North Korea

North Korea reports serious drought

The communist country has had very little rain in the last month which threatens to damage crops as the country enters a critical planting season.

From TheJournal.ie GM potato trials could be held in Carlow GM Trials

GM potato trials could be held in Carlow

The Agriculture and Food Development Authority, Teagasc, is seeking a licence to grow GM potatoes in order to examine the potential impact on Irish ecosystems.

From TheJournal.ie Farmers confused by exploding watermelons in China China

Farmers confused by exploding watermelons in China

Watermelons may be exploding due to the use of chemicals, latest reports say.