food security

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
Science

Hacking Quinoa DNA Could Help Solve Our Food Security Crisis

Researchers at the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology in Saudi Arabia say that by decoding the seed’s genome sequence, its DNA can be altered to significantly enhance yield.
Daisy Meager
2.9.17
agriculture

This New Super Crop Could Change the Way We Grow Wheat

British researchers claim the new GM wheat crop can photosynthesize more efficiently to produce higher yields.
Daisy Meager
2.3.17
Gin

Seed Researchers Just Saved the Gin and Tonic from Extinction

Thanks to a seed-banking project from the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew, juniper—one of the main ingredients in gin—is now safe from the fungal disease that had threatened to wipe it out.
Daisy Meager
1.31.17
environment

Algae Could Solve the World’s Food Security Crisis

Basically, eating pond scum could save the world.
Daisy Meager
11.29.16
Science

This Scientific Breakthrough Could Completely Change the Way the World Grows Food

The solution? Just get plant life to more efficiently photosynthesize.
Alex Swerdloff
11.20.16
THE ENVIRONMENT

This Government Report Warns that Climate Change Is Going to Screw Up Global Food Security

Let’s hope that those who control the major sources of these emissions take this report as seriously as it deserves. Otherwise global food security, to the extent it exists today, will surely be a thing of the past.
Alex Swerdloff
12.4.15
COLLEGE

America’s College Students Are Still Broke and Hungry as Hell

A whopping 71 percent of students surveyed reported having to alter their eating habits because of the low budget that they must live on while in school.
Hilary Pollack
9.29.15
farming

Canada's Grain Farmers Have Fewer Rights Than Ever

With public grain research being defunded and a new law giving more powers to seed patent owners, Canada's farmers could be at the mercy of big agricultural companies.
Corey Mintz
5.15.15
vegetarianism

This Food Bank Will Turn You Away If You Eat Meat

At Toronto's Vegetarian Food Bank, low-income vegetarians and vegans can get access to fresh produce and meat-free proteins.
Karon Liu
4.20.15
africa

Scientists Are Defending Africa's Goat Milk Supply with a Groundbreaking Vaccine

Canadian scientists are working on new vaccine will eradicate five kinds of devastating diseases in African livestock before they spread to other countries.
Karon Liu
3.24.15
christmas

America's Economy Is Recovering, But Its Food Security Isn't

As the holiday season ramps up and cooks everywhere prepare to fill their tables with burnished roasts, bubbling pies, and heaps of holiday cookies, a sobering fact runs counter to the seasonal excess: in America—the wealthiest country in the world...
Lauren Rothman
12.19.14
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