Melbourne's urban sprawl forces historic celery farm to relocate

Melbourne's urban sprawl forces historic celery farm to relocate

Posted April 21, 2017 09:10:03 Photo: The Schreurs family in the 1970s along with celery boxes with their original logo. (Supplied: Schruers family) Related Story: Paddocks planted in smart houses to safeguard against climate change After more than five decades of growing celery on the outskirts of Melbourne, one of the country’s leading producers is relocating to a relatively undiscovered vegetable patch. Schreurs & Sons grows 20,000 tonnes of celery a year as well as leeks, spinach, rocket and snow pea tendrils across six farms in and around Clyde in…

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Syria attack investigators say Sarin was used

Syria attack investigators say Sarin was used

The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) took biomedical samples from 10 victims of the April 4 attack on Khan Sheikhoun and found indications that they had been exposed to Sarin or a Sarin-like substance. The findings show that stockpiles of Sarin still exist in Syria. The OPCW was in 2013 responsible for overseeing the destruction of Syria’s chemical weapon stockpile, following an attack in the Ghouta area of Damascus that activists say killed 1,400 people. The OPCW’s director-general, Ahmet Uzumcu, said the biomedical samples were collected from…

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Grasberg mine dispute off the table in US Indonesia talks

Grasberg mine dispute off the table in US Indonesia talks

The Vice-President of Indonesia has signalled he prevented his US counterpart from discussing the contract row that has crippled operations at Grasberg – the world’s second largest copper mine – by telling him “the affair is finished”. Rio Tinto – which revealed on Thursday its copper production had taken a heavy hit due in part to the dispute at Grasberg – was expected to be closely watching US Vice-President Mike Pence’s visit to Indonesia this week. Indonesian Vice-President Jusuf Kalla  Photo: APThe company’s majority partner in Grasberg, US mining giant…

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