In the town of Röthlein near Schweinfurt, Werner Reisbeck tends to his son-in-law's strawberry fields. During the harvest, the 77-year-old is on the fields at the crack of dawn, and later the pensioner sells the fruit at nearby markets.
German scientists have harvested their first vegetables to be grown without earth or daylight in Antarctica. The greenhouse is a test run for growing plants in space and combating vegetable shortages in harsh climates.
Portugal is exporting more and more agricultural products, such as olives, berries and citrus and tropical fruits. They are harvested by illegal workers who, increasingly, come from Africa.
They wear a tiara and promote regional tourism attractions or agricultural specialties. Germany crowns many queens, representing everything from mountain pastures to apples and wine. DW highlights these curious crowns.
In a bid to tackle water shortages, Lebanon is planning to build a dam close to two major seismic fault lines. Locals say environmental damage and the risk of earthquakes will outweigh the dam's benefits.
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