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 a new study shows that when bugs team up with a certain pesticide-loving bacteria, the bugs, too, can develop resistance to pesticides incredibly quickly.
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.
A winner of this year's Goldman Environmental Prize, Sofia Gatica organized women in her city to study the health effects of agrochemicals in the soy fields and worked to get a dangerous pesticide banned. Now she's taking on Monsanto.
Antibiotics, eggs, nitrogen, and Monsanto's new seeds: A food politics news roundup.