A new film offers an intimate look at the lives of farmers who become so mired in debt growing genetically modified seed they take their own lives.
In their continuing efforts to go beyond CO2, some scientists have been looking seriously at the impact of nitrous oxide on the climate, and results point to a very familiar refrain: Eat more plants, less meat.
Sustainable practices yield fewer grain crops, but is that all that matters? One food policy expert responds to a recent news analysis that claims industrial and organic agriculture are equally important.
Last week, everyone’s favorite pundit spoke out against updates in farm regulations that might have kept the youngest farmworkers from the most dangerous work. And it looks like it worked.
China’s meat consumption has changed a lot in the last 20 years — so much so that corn to feed industrially raised animals is now more prevalent than rice.
Use pesticides on a field for long enough and the bugs that you’re supposed to be defeating will adapt. But you know what adapts faster than bugs? Bacteria. They can run through multiple generations in a day or so, and …
If a new round of genetically engineered corn is approved, it will be bred to withstand huge quantities of 2,4-D, a pesticide that has the potential to drift and kill vegetables in fields as far as two miles away.
New science suggests that the ubiquitous sweetener may interact with environmental factors — such as exposure to heavy metals and pesticides — to impact childhood development.
Is sustainable meat production possible? Polyface Farm’s Joel Salatin takes on a recent New York Times op-ed point by point.