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Ngonidzashe Chiutsi Agriculture Correspondent A 21-MEMBER group of sack potato farmers in Sizinda, Bulawayo, was left stunned after harvesting a paltry four packets of potatoes against anticipated yields of 200 packets after planting seed in 500 sacks. ...

 Mhlupeki Dube  Farming Issues ONE question that has continuously dogged my mind with respect to beef prices is why are the price changes felt only by the producers and not the consumers? ...

Davis Marapira Dumisani Nsingo Farming Reporter AT least 70 percent of farmers who planted cereals during the 2013/14 farming season are guaranteed adequate food at household level, a senior Government official has said. ...

Farming Reporter FARMERS in Gwanda district are assured of a bumper harvest amid revelations that there will not be any need for food aid for most households in the area this year. ...

Raw water levels at Gweru’s major water sources have significantly improved over the past month following the heavy rains that were witnessed in the city and surrounding areas. According to a recent report by the local authority’s department of engineering services, Gwenoro Dam, Gweru’s main water source is now 45 percent full. At around the same time last month,...

You got the pale-is-the-new-tan memo years ago and have the sun smarts to prove it. Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States, and women age 39 and under have a higher probability of developing its most serious form, melanoma, than they do any other invasive cancer except breast cancer. Yep; knew that. Slather on waterproof sunscreen before you exercise,...

Researchers in Aberdeen are working on an ‘intelligent diet’, which they believe will allow people to enjoy eating and feeling full, but still loseweight. Professor Julian Mercer, the head of obesity research at the University of Aberdeen Rowett Institute of Nutrition and Health, and colleagues are investigating how food interacts with the gut and brain to...

The health recommendation to drink six to eight glasses of water a day is “thoroughly debunked nonsense,” a doctor wrote this week in a commentary in the British Medical Journal. Many health departments and organizations tout the need to drink that much water every day, but there is no high-quality scientific evidence to support the recommendation, wrote Dr....