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Mystery disease killing hares, American beef, Weedkiller and antimicrobial resistance

A mysterious disease is killing hares in Suffolk. Charlotte Smith talks to Dr Diana Bell from the University of East Anglia about her research into what the cause might be.

Over the last few months, hares have been found dead and dying in parts of Suffolk and Norfolk - but no-one knows what's killing them.. Charlotte Smith talks to Dr Diana Bell from the University of East Anglia, who is trying to find out.

The use of agricultural chemicals could be adding to the rise in antibiotic-resistant bacteria, according to scientists in New Zealand. Charlotte asks why bacteria exposed to herbicides like glyphosate may be developing resistance to antibiotics more quickly.

Continuing a week-long look at global trade in agricultural produce, Moira Hickey visits a beef farmer in Massachusetts. She finds out how international events - from Brexit to Trump's trade tariffs - are affecting him.

Producer: Emma Campbell

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