agriculture

agriculture

Agricultural Workers Face Constant, Horrific Human Rights Violations, a New UN Report Shows

Each year, an average of 170,000 agricultural workers are killed at work globally.
Hannah Keyser
10.26.18
Technology

This Lettuce-Peeling Robot Is Another Step Toward Human-Free Agriculture

It won't happen overnight, but mechanization is a growing threat to the agricultural labor force.
Lauren Rothman
10.2.18
Avocado

The Avocado Black Market Is So Bad in New Zealand that There Are Waitlists to Buy Trees

Earlier this year, the price of a single avocado in New Zealand peaked at NZ$7, or about $4.60 USD.
Lauren Rothman
8.14.18
dairy

Trump's Tariffs Are Kicking California's Dairy Industry While It's Down

Nearly 140 California dairies have shuttered in just three years, and things only seem to be getting worse.
Lauren Rothman
8.8.18
farming

Farming as Resistance: Reviving Indigenous Agricultural Practices in Palestine

"If we as Palestinians cannot produce our own food, build our own shelter, have our own energy—how can we get rid of this occupation?”
Luna Alqamar
7.12.18
Avocado

Your Bottomless Hunger for Avocados Is Causing Droughts in Chile

When they say guac is extra, they mean that your avocado obsession is leaving thousands in Chile disenfranchised and plagued by drought.
Lauren Rothman
5.21.18
italy

This Farm Is Occupied by Squatters Who Are Making Incredible Olive Oil

The abandoned hillside location on the outskirts of Chianti is run by a collective of farmers without a boss.
Diletta Sereni
1.5.18
environment

UK Pushes Pesticide Ban to Protect Bees

The push comes amid experts warning that pesticides "can have an unacceptable effect on honeybee health.”
Nick Rose
11.10.17
agriculture

How One Man Is Managing to Grow Tropical Fruit in the Rocky Mountains

In addition to bananas and figs, he also has a one-acre outdoor food forest brimming with berries, olives, stone fruit, and more.
Clarissa Wei
10.10.17
Sex

A Pervert’s Guide to Organic Farming

Farming is a dream for the oversexed, who can spend their days handling cucumbers, carrots, and even eggplants. But why such a crass train of thought? Probably because most produce is phallic and the other half looks like balls.
Aaron Kase
9.29.17
WTF

Chickens Are the Original Hipsters

When groups of chickens get together, they have a tendency to peck at each other; sometimes, to death. Enter tinted chicken glasses and contact lenses, which help to suppress their violent, cannibalistic urges.
Emelyn Rude
8.28.17
Technology

Beyond Bitcoin: How the Blockchain Could Change the Way We Eat

From radical transparency and food security to real-time management of the global supply chain, the Blockchain offers the food industry far more than peer-to-peer financing.
Alex Swerdloff
8.4.17