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China facing food shortage after months of flooding, infestations

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chinese Chairman Xi Jinping's call for an end to food waste is a sign that the communist country is facing a shortage of grains and pork after months of flooding, inse...

Brazil declares crop emergency as locust plague nears border

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil's agriculture ministry on Thursday declared a crop emergency in two southern states amid the possibility a cloud of locusts could enter the country from Argentina. ...

China focus on jobs, fighting virus as layoffs sweep globe

BEIJING (AP) — China doubled down Friday on efforts to combat the coronavirus pandemic and create jobs as the number of people thrown out of work soars worldwide. The help for the w...

S. China's farmland could be devastated by fall armyworms

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China is forecasting huge agricultural losses with the arrival of the fall armyworm (FAW) in 2020. On Feb. 20, China's Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs rel...

China could face locust plague, Taiwan unlikely to fall victim

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As China deals with the expanding Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, a locust plague which has decimated agriculture in East Africa could make its way toward the East ...

World Cup organizers dismiss threat of locust plague

MOSCOW (AP) — The head of the World Cup organizing committee has dismissed claims that a plague of locusts could threaten the soccer tournament in Russia. Alexei Sorokin was respondi...