farming

Cheese

American Cheese Obsessives Are 'Adopting' Alpine Cheesemakers to Preserve a Fading Tradition

“It seemed like a good way to get our hands on some obscure, off-the-beaten path cheese. What started as curiosity became an obsession."
Lauren Rothman
10.18.18
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
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
birds

Farming Edible Birds' Nests Is a Stinky But Lucrative Business

I was given a rare glimpse inside a bird spit farm in Vietnam. The stuff sells for upwards of $500 a pound, but it ain't pretty.
Wesley Grover
7.13.18
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
policy

Black Farmers Are Being Forced Off Their Land by Longstanding Government Discrimination

“The unfair treatment of black farmers went under the radar for many, many years. It was not taken up by the civil rights movement, and it should have been front and center.”
Lauren Rothman
6.26.18
meat

The World’s Largest Meat and Fish Producers Are Hiding Their Climate Emissions

Additionally, of the 60 meat companies assessed in the report, 46 have no plans in place to eliminate the routine use of antibiotics.
Lauren Rothman
6.1.18
Technology

'Cryptomatoes' Are Bringing Together Bitcoin Mining and Agriculture

One major criticism of cryptocurrency has been the huge amount of electricity required to mine it. This five-acre greenhouse is one solution.
Jelisa Castrodale
3.26.18
farming

Dropping Milk Prices Are Increasing the Risk of Dairy Farmer Suicides

One cooperative is offering mental health services in hopes of reversing this worrisome trend.
Mayukh Sen
3.7.18
pork

The Dark Side of Barbecue Is Pig Shit

But researchers at North Carolina A&T might be well on their way to turning it into carbon-neutral gas.
Eric Ginsburg
1.25.18
farming

This 24-Year-Old Started Her Own Turmeric Business to Help Indian Farmers

"If white women are going to consume turmeric, how do I make sure brown farmers make as much money off of it as possible?"
Mayukh Sen
1.10.18
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