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Technologies
Technologies

'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
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
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
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
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
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
Sex
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
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
Hong Kong
Hong Kong

In Hong Kong, Farming Is a Political Statement

Increasingly, eating local isn’t just about health and taste—it’s about asserting Hong Kong’s autonomy in the face of mainland China.
Christopher DeWolf
7.23.17
farming
farming

Mass Cattle Deaths Lead to State of Emergency in California

Emergency landfills are considered “a disposal method of last resort” during the West Coast's brutal wave.
Nick Rose
7.6.17
cows
cows

The Cows of the Future Could Be Genetically Altered to Be Heat-Resistant

Hopefully, they will also fart and burp less.
Nick Rose
6.29.17
farming
farming

This Refugee Family Farm Is Supplying Some of LA’s Best Restaurants

Founded by refugees from Laos, Thao Family Farm is beloved by chefs and non-chefs alike for its unique produce.
Natalie B. Compton
6.21.17