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Allotment gardens are hugely popular in Germany. But why is that? DW's Olaf Krieger ventures forth to find out more. Armed with a pair of shears, he tests his mettle by attempting to trim a straight hedge.
German farmers say they're getting a bad rap. They're being blamed for climate change, the 'insect apocalypse' and the horrors of industrial livestock farming. But they say the truth is far more complicated than that.
Discount supermarket chains like Lidl and Aldi offer rock-bottom prices. So farmers are pressured to cut costs - to the detriment of animal welfare, labor conditions and the environment. But many shoppers can't afford to pay more for their food.
The price of olive oil has plummeted in recent years. Spanish olive growers now fear for their livelihoods as a result. Some have started selling their olive oil directly to consumers online - with success.
Keep punching until your opponent is finished. Tens of thousands of Russians do just that in their free time. They get into the ring to fight, no holds barred. Kirill Michailov - known in freefighting circles as "The Killer" - is one of them.
With her NGO Toybank, Shweta Chari fights for every child's right to play. She says it's the only way they can develop into happy and empathetic people. Together with schools and communities, she builds play areas for children.
For centuries the Nenets people have wandered across northern Russia with their reindeer. But now, climate change threatens to bring an end to their nomadic existence. Researchers are looking for a way out of this man-made crisis.
What if you're in love but can't express it in person because of travel bans? Some lovelorn couples have started a campaign they're calling "Love Is Not Tourism," hoping governments will help them.
Many Spaniards had hoped for a relaxed summer, but for weeks now, coronavirus infection rates have been rising again. The latest hotspot is the city of Barcelona, where more than 7,000 people have been infected within a few days.
Germany's short-time work model prevents mass layoffs during an economic downturn when workers have less to do. When they do work, they get paid as usual. When they don't work, they get an allowance from the state. This helps keep the economy stable.
Millions around the world don't have steady work, and the pandemic is worsening their plight. Many don't even appear in the statistics, such as day laborers, small business owners and freelancers. MADE talks to people struggling to make ends meet.
Many eastern European laborers in Germany work in appalling conditions, housed in rundown accommodation and forced to work overtime. All too often, they're paid late or not at all. Chasing up the money they're owed is time-consuming and expensive.
Unpaid overtime, cramped living conditions, and no compensation for sickness or injury - tens of thousands of Eastern European meat processing and agricultural workers toil in Germany under intolerable conditions.
Being trampled to death by elephants is a real risk for farmers and agricultural workers in Karnataka. A new measure aims to ensure a more balanced co-existence between humans and pachyderms.
Many high-end cheesemakers in France were unable to sell their products during lockdown, and now they have stockpiles that could soon spoil. The people of France say it's their patriotic duty to eat through these mountains of cheese.
Spanish authorities have been fighting for years to get plastic litter under control. But due to the coronavirus crisis, the little progress they had made in raising awareness among consumers has been reduced to nothing.
Dmitriy works in Cherepovets at one of the largest steel mills in Europe. He's proud of what he can afford today thanks to Russia's President Putin: an apartment, a car, and good health for himself and his family.
The virus and its economic fallout have ravaged the tourism industry. People stuck at home crave to see the world. Second best might be virtual travel: high tech plus a VR headset can send you to the far side of the Earth or even the moon.