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?
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.
Scientists in Peru Have Figured Out How to Grow Potatoes on Mars
Who's ready for some space fries?
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.
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.
Chickens Are Being Genetically Engineered to Suffer Less
Big chains like Wendy's are rethinking and re-shaping chicken.
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.
How to Turn an Abandoned Factory into a Thriving Mushroom Farm
The team behind Mycopolitan, based in impoverished North Philadelphia, takes its cue from mushrooms—transforming decay into a healthy, fertile environment.
What Living on a Hare Krishna Farm Taught Me About Scams and Leftover Pasta
Questions like 'Why is my breakfast porridge brown?' and 'What is this mushy stuff in the meat-free patties?' arose in my mind. The answers, I would later learn, are: carob, a vegan substitute for chocolate; and weeks-old pasta, sliced and fried.
Why an Animal Welfare Group Doesn't Want You to Buy Chicken with White Stripes
An animal welfare group claims that chickens with this particular muscular disorder might be higher in fat, and lower in protein and flavor.
This Island Just Banned Junk Food
Torba, a province of Vanuatu in the South Pacific, has restricted imports of Western foods and is encouraging inhabitants to grow organic crops.
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.
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