Up to a quarter of apples are thrown out before they leave the farm, a report found Tim P Whitby/Getty ImagesRobots could reduce the amount of vegetables that are rejected by changing the way that crops are harvested. Up to 60 per cent of salad crops are discarded because they do not meet the standards set by supermarkets, according to Simon Blackmore, head of robotic agriculture at Harper Adams University. It is normally because the vegetables are too big, too small or damaged.
Hawes started its journey to self-sufficiency 25 years ago when the local community bought the town’s cheese factory AlamyThey already ran their own post office, police station, library and a fleet of community minibuses from an office overlooking a disused railway line. Now a community group in the Yorkshire Dales has taken a further step towards making itself the most self-sufficient place in Britain — by taking over their only petrol station to save it from closure.
Coppice Farm alpacas keep watch over the turkeys. The animals cost about £200 each and need to save only a few birds to pay for themselves TIMES PHOTOGRAPHER Richard PohleTo outfox a fox bent on stealing Christmas turkeys, sometimes it takes an alpaca. A family farm rearing 30,000 free-range birds, has bought in a herd after a spate of deadly fox attacks. Alpacas and llamas instinctively guard livestock and have long been used by shepherds in the Andes foothills to protect sheep.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".