Stories tagged with agriculture

Food

Some California farmers are ditching popular crops for less thirsty varieties

Instead of avocados and oranges, farmers are opting for pomegranates and ... dragonfruit?

Food

The California drought is killing almond trees, too

That's right: We're talking about almonds and California again, folks, but bear with us.

Climate & Energy

Africans are pretty concerned about this climate change mess we made

Forget ISIS and economic stability. Folks from Burkina Faso to Kenya are more worried about global warming.

Food

Happy Canada Day! There are needles in my potato

Who could be planting needles in Canadian potatoes? Those goddamn, water-loving environmentalists are suspected!

BIOLOGICAL WEIRDING

Cattle pollution is pissing off the Rocky Mountain ecosystem

Excess nitrogen is overfertilizing Colorado's parks and causing all sorts of strange problems.

Food

This activist is bringing Kentucky’s hot food scene to a tray near you

Sarah Fritschner is leading a farm-to-cafeteria movement in Kentucky.

Food

Should you care about how much water it takes to make your favorite foods?

Grist’s science editor Amelia Urry appeared on MSNBC’s Greenhouse to talk about how our water usage has more to do with food than what comes out of our faucets.

Drip Planner

Watch how much water goes into your food

When it comes to conserving water, we have a lot on our plate.

Agricultural training ground The Farm School is bucolic, educational, and stupid expensive

Students learn to grow organic vegetables, tend livestock, and manage forests. Only problem? The cost.