agriculture

insects

Buying Organic Will At Least Help Save Some Bugs, According to Experts

According to a new study, pesticides and intensive agriculture are causing large-scale insect deaths.
Bettina Makalintal
2.14.19
agriculture

Tinder-Style App Now Ensures Dairy Cows Are Having More Sex Than You

If only online dating was this wholesome for humans.
Jelisa Castrodale
2.13.19
Off-Menu

It's Thursday, January 10, and a New Taco Bell Billboard Inexplicably Dispenses Cheese

Plus, what Justin Trudeau won't do for a beer.
Hannah Keyser
1.10.19
bees

The First-Ever Insect Vaccine Is Designed to Protect Bees from Devastating Diseases

The Queen eats the vaccine, and then passes on the immunization to further generations.
Bettina Makalintal
12.11.18
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
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