farming

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

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

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

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

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

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

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
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

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

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

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

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