There’s a new sustainable ag technique in town, and it’s cleaning up

With the right "push-pull" planting combos, African farmers can ward off pests, fertilize crops, feed animals, and even withstand drought.


Would you like fecal matter with that? There’s nasty stuff in your burger

The good news? Sustainably raised beef is less likely to contain poop or drugs.


America’s biggest irrigated crop brings nothing but trouble

What can we say? We love our lawns!

The Farmer

How to feed the world, with a little kelp from our friends (the oceans)

Paul Dobbins' farm needs no pesticides, fertilizer, land, or water — we just have to learn to love seaweed.

Johnny Neonic

Study finds a link between neonic pesticides and honeybee deaths

In the U.K., scientists find one variety of the widely used seed-coating pesticide can harm domestic honeybees -- more cause for a cautious approach.

Where's the sustainable beef?

Which method of raising cows is the most climate-friendly?

A new study compares the global warming potential of different beef production practices.

Climate & Energy

Costa Rica’s green plans: Sustainable coffee, bikes, and clean energy

Costa Rica has set an ambitious goal for itself: To be entirely carbon-neutral by 2021. But it’s really not that crazy.


Yet another land mine for GMO Golden Rice

The real problems with a controversial, retracted study weren't about the science but about respect for the subjects' values.


Your organic fruits and veggies might have been irrigated with fracking wastewater

Irrigation water appears to be a major loophole in the USDA's organic food safety program.