Stories tagged with agriculture

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.

Living

This truck travels the country collecting stories about seeds

Seeds are natural beginnings for stories: From a small start, they grow into a larger world and eventually end. They’re also good subjects of stories: Where did they come from? Who loved them enough to …

Food

Monsanto WISHES it could make corn this cool

“Glass Gem” corn looks almost CGI, but it actually comes out of the ground that way. It’s the product of a small farm and a retro, handcrafted approach to agriculture — “genetic modification” from back …

Industrial Agriculture

Tapped out: Water in California’s farm country is dangerously polluted

A new report details California's nitrate pollution problem -- and the expensive, potentially deadly impact it will have on the people who live in our nation's most productive farming region.

Locavore

Photo project takes commuters to a California they’ve forgotten

With her new documentary project, author and photographer Lisa Hamilton hopes to reacquaint urban train riders with rural life.

Critical List: State Department working to reduce emissions; transportation bill vote delayed

The State Department is going to announce this morning a program to reduce shorter-lived greenhouse gases, like methane. The House won’t vote on Republicans’ transportation bill of horrors quite yet. Worldwide, 92 percent of freshwater …

Industrial Agriculture

No, that’s not snow: Pesticides coat California’s Central Valley

Take a photo journey through America's fruit basket, where excess nitrates and pesticides contaminate drinking water and showering with tap water can lead to rashes.

Industrial Agriculture

Monsanto’s new seeds could be a tech dead end

In response to Roundup-resistant "superweeds," Monsanto is rolling out a generation of seeds that will also withstand an old, toxic pesticide called 2,4-D, one of the main ingredients in Agent Orange.

Food

Why does agriculture keep getting a climate pass?

An international group of scientists have taken to the pages of Science magazine to ask climate negotiators to stop ignoring agriculture.

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