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Germany to Relax Environmental Rules to Bolster Domestic Crops

  • Move is part of measures to ensure Germany’s self-sufficiency
  • Ukraine war shows vulnerability of agricultural system
A worker during harvest on a farm in Germany.
A worker during harvest on a farm in Germany.Photographer: Alex Kraus/Bloomberg

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Germany wants to roll back some environmental policies in order to boost domestic crop production as Russia’s invasion of Ukraine threatens global grain and oilseed supplies.