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Maui residents protest diversion of water for farming
Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Co. is seeking 115 million gallons of water per day for future diversified agriculture on about 30,000 acres of old sugar cane fields.

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Arctic ‘doomsday’ seed vault receives 50,000 new deposits
The Svalbard Global Seed Vault, located on the Svalbard archipelago between mainland Norway and the North Pole, was built as a master backup to the world’s other seed banks.
Maple syrup producers face challenges in warming world
New Hampshire's maple syrup producers say they're feeling the impact of climate change, as winters become warmer and frigid nights so critical to their business become fewer
U.S. to expand pool of people targeted for deportation
The Homeland Security Department memos lay out that any immigrant living in the United States illegally who has been charged or convicted of any crime — and even those suspected of a crime — will now be an enforcement priority.
Sticker shock for olive oil buyers after bad Italian harvest
From specialty shops in Rome to supermarkets around the world, fans of Italian olive oil are in for some sticker shock this year, with prices due to jump by as much as 20 percent
UN agency: Almost 1.4 million children face ‘imminent death’ in famine
The UNICEF announcement comes a day after famine was declared in parts of Unity state in South Sudan, where civil war has raged since late 2013.
France slaughtering all ducks in key region due to bird flu
Agriculture Minister Stephane Le Foll said on France Bleu radio Tuesday that the flu spread faster than expected.
On frozen fields, North Korean farmers prep for battle ahead
Plug your noses and ready your 'Juche fertilizer,' it's time to prep the frozen fields in North Korea
Unilever shares slide after Kraft Heinz withdraws $143B bid
The deal would have combined Kraft Heinz products such as Oscar Mayer, Jell-O and Velveeta with Unilever’s stable of brands, which include food as well as other consumer goods like Dove soap and Vaseline.
Food company incorporates crickets into products
The USDA awarded Bugeater $100,000 to find new ways to turn insects into safe, healthful staple food products that taste good.
Memo: Administration weighed using National Guard for immigration roundup
White House spokesman Sean Spicer said the report was “100 percent not true” and that there was “no effort at all to utilize the National Guard to round up unauthorized immigrants.”

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