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Japan's Farmers Turn to Agritech
This rugged motorized transport cart is equipped with sensors that allow it to follow farm workers over steep and bumpy terrain
Suspended from a wire, an automated harvester uses its robotic arm to pick bell peppers
Milk in the UK is expected to jump in price by 50%, as the situation in Ukraine pushes up costs for cattle feed and transport
A food bank in London has seen a surge in the number of users as prices soar