Agriculture

IPOP pops

The group that was supposed to make palm oil sustainable just disappeared

Environmentalists pushed companies to sign up for the Indonesia Palm Oil Pledge — but now it’s gone.

GMO-it-all

Here come GMO labels!

We totally saw this coming.

Tune up time

Time to invest in agriculture that can survive changing climates. Like, now.

We tend to treat farming like an old car: Scrimp on routine maintenance and panic when disaster strikes.

Food

Here’s where the science on GMOs stands

The National Academies of Sciences has released the most comprehensive report on GMO crops to date.

Food

What’s a GMO? Apparently not these magic mushrooms.

A recent ruling could help usher in new crops built to resist insects, disease, and drought.

Science

These vitamin-fortified bananas might get you thinking differently about GMOs

A controversial effort is underway to fight vitamin A deficiency with engineered bananas.

Food

Farmers don’t try new things because it’s too risky. This could change that

A new website gives important information on new agriculture gizmos.

Food

There’s a run on cauliflower, friend of the paleo diet, enemy to flavor

Unseasonably cold weather is to blame for skyrocketing cauliflower prices.

Food

Dealing with the rational fear about GMOs and global catastrophe

Nassim Taleb says that GMOs could doom the planet. He’s right. And the same could be said about all agriculture.