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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
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
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
animal welfare
animal welfare

Chickens Are Being Genetically Engineered to Suffer Less

Big chains like Wendy's are rethinking and re-shaping chicken.
Nick Rose
2.28.17
agriculture
agriculture

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.
VICE Staff
2.28.17
urban agriculture
urban agriculture

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.
Phil Dmochowski
2.27.17
scams
scams

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.
Anna Furman
2.22.17
animal welfare
animal welfare

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.
Jelisa Castrodale
2.6.17
junk food
junk food

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.
Daisy Meager
2.3.17
politics
politics

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.
Wyatt Marshall
1.31.17
Chicken
Chicken

China Is Expecting a Major Chicken Shortage During the Year of the Rooster

In the Chinese zodiac, the rooster signifies fortune, luck, and protection, something that China's seven billion chicken farmers are not getting a lot of these days.
Nick Rose
1.31.17
SCIENCE
SCIENCE

New Research Will Help Farmers Make Tomatoes Delicious Again

The sad, lifeless, obligatory out-of-season tomato is found everywhere from pre-made salads to your local sports bar—but soon, that could change.
Wyatt Marshall
1.28.17