agriculture

agriculture
agriculture

This Seed Sharing Network Was Designed Like a Dating Site

Will co-opting the appeal of online dating services be enough to secure crop diversity the world over?
Alex Swerdloff
5.7.17
Chinese food
Chinese food

This Town Produces the Best Peppercorns in China

On average, half a kilogram of Sichuan peppercorns from Hanyuan sells for about $15—far more expensive than peppercorns from elsewhere in China.
Clarissa Wei
4.25.17
Space
Space

Scientists in Peru Have Figured Out How to Grow Potatoes on Mars

Who's ready for some space fries?
Alex Swerdloff
4.3.17
agriculture
agriculture

Meet the Couple Growing Tropical Supergreens in the Costa Rican Jungle

The founders of Finca Tierra went off-grid to sow greens that grow like weeds. Their humble goal: have the smallest carbon footprint possible.
Clarissa Wei
3.28.17
agriculture
agriculture

Cows in Switzerland Could Be Given Acupuncture Instead of Antibiotics

Following the World Health Organisation’s warning that the overuse of antibiotics in meat causes antimicrobial resistance in humans, Swiss vets are trialling alternative medicine.
Daisy Meager
3.26.17
farming
farming

Here's How the USDA Would Be Affected by Trump's Proposed Budget Cuts

Concerns are running high that everyone from farm workers to seniors could see their resources dwindle under the new budget.
Wyatt Marshall
3.17.17
agriculture
agriculture

We Don’t Need Pesticides to Feed the World, According to UN

Sixty-five percent of global pesticide sales are controlled by just three powerful corporations.
Nick Rose
3.10.17
agriculture
agriculture

Could an App for Farmers Help Save the World’s Bee Population?

A new app from researchers at the University of Vermont allows farmers to virtually trial methods of encouraging bees to thrive and pollinate crops on their land.
VICE Staff
2.28.17
agriculture
agriculture

This New Super Crop Could Change the Way We Grow Wheat

British researchers claim the new GM wheat crop can photosynthesize more efficiently to produce higher yields.
Daisy Meager
2.3.17
politics
politics

What Would America's Food Supply Look Like Without Immigrant Labor?

If Trump follows through with plans to restrict immigration and deport undocumented immigrants, some industry experts say that farms and factories could be left scrambling, and the price tag for food could inflate dramatically.
Wyatt Marshall
1.31.17
farming
farming

From Internment Camp to Beloved Farm: One Family’s Version of Achieving the American Dream

Now beloved by chefs, the Chino Family Farm opened in the months following the end of World War II, when Junzo Chino and his family were released from an internment camp.
Phylisa Wisdom
1.20.17
agriculture
agriculture

Thousands of Tons of Oranges Might Have to Be Destroyed

Farmers in Tunisia are warning that their bumper orange crop may have to be destroyed if buyers for the fruit cannot be found.
Phoebe Hurst
1.13.17