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The real reasons why British workers won't pick fruit
The entire working culture of the UK has transformed since British workers last filled seasonal farm work jobs to any significant extent. Rural communities have been transformed due to the “drift from the land” of locals, and people from cities moving to the country or buying second homes, pricing potential farm workers out of the local housing market.

As a result, physically able unemployed people are now less likely to live anywhere near the farms requiring workers. Transport systems in rural areas are limited, and basic, temporary housing is unlikely to attract people away from comfortable, permanent housing situated close to friends and family.
farming  UK  Europe  immigration  work 
july 2018 by andrewducker
Mearns farm loses £350,000 as fruit left to rot due to picker shortage
As noted in the article - this isn't even because of Brexit. These workers were frequently from outside of the EU. This is because our evil government believes that we should close ourselves off from the world, even when it harms us.
work  farming  immigration  scotland 
july 2018 by andrewducker
The FarmBot Genesis Brings Precision Agriculture to Your Own Backyard
Not as efficient as mass agriculture, of course. But still pretty cool.
Technology  farming  food 
july 2016 by andrewducker
Kids send Marcus the lamb to slaughter
A group of schoolchildren who reared a lamb from birth and named it Marcus has overridden objections by parents and rights activists and voted to send the animal to slaughter.

Damn good thing too.
education  farming  food  school 
september 2009 by andrewducker
Exposed: the great GM crops myth
GM crops not actually more productive than non-GM crops...
business  environment  farming  food  genetics  green  agriculture  monsanto  gm 
april 2008 by andrewducker
Kung Fu Monkey: Farm Fetish
Or "Why does the 'average American' work in agriculture when less than 17% of the population actually does?"
politics  farming  statistics  culture  economics  funny  gaming  cities  USA 
november 2007 by andrewducker

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