crops

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
Science

Hacking Quinoa DNA Could Help Solve Our Food Security Crisis

Researchers at the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology in Saudi Arabia say that by decoding the seed’s genome sequence, its DNA can be altered to significantly enhance yield.
Daisy Meager
2.9.17
Science

This Scientific Breakthrough Could Completely Change the Way the World Grows Food

The solution? Just get plant life to more efficiently photosynthesize.
Alex Swerdloff
11.20.16
politics

Will China Stop Importing America's Crops Under a Trump Presidency?

Last year, the US sent $20.2 billion worth of agricultural products to China, with soybeans as the biggest export. But Trump's policies could dramatically change that.
Wyatt Marshall
11.15.16
Florida

Nobody Wants Your Stupid Orange Juice Anymore, Florida

America’s dangling land appendage is responsible for 58 percent of our total citrus production, but going forward, that might not be the case.
Jelisa Castrodale
10.13.16
future of food

We Spoke to Vandana Shiva About the Future of Food

Indian environmental activist and fiercely anti-GMO campaigner Vandana Shiva has dedicated her life to championing organic agriculture as the only solution to global food scarcity—a viewpoint not all share.
Rebecca Hobson
10.7.16
farming

These Teenagers’ Discovery Could Revolutionize Global Crop Production

How two students figured out how natural bacteria aids crop growth, and why this is great news for our farming future.
Gareth May
10.6.16
Gm os

Monsanto Was Just Bought by One of the World’s Biggest Pharmaceutical Companies

If the merger of Bayer and Monsato is approved, the megacorporation would control more than a quarter of the world’s seeds and pesticides.
Wyatt Marshall
9.15.16
farming

Your Coconut Latte Habit Is Ruining the Environment

Bad weather, disease, and neglect mean that Caribbean coconut farmers are struggling to keep up with demand from Britain and the US.
Daisy Meager
9.12.16
Music

Greatest Farmer Ever Plows Prince's Symbol Into His Corn Field

Hanson, a 75-year-old retiree, decided to plow a large field on his property into the shape of the so-called “love symbol,” the one that Prince used in lieu of a name.
Alex Swerdloff
5.4.16
pesticides

Consumers Are Underestimating Just How Dependent We Are on Pesticides

A new report released by the European Crop Protection Association (ECPA) found some pretty jarringly contradictory attitudes when it comes the use of pesticides.
Nick Rose
5.3.16
climate

Time Is Running Out to Battle Climate Change for Africa's Food Supply

A study has taken the unusual route of producing a timeline of how and when climate change will adversely affect Africa’s ability to produce food.
Alex Swerdloff
3.10.16
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