Stories tagged with agriculture

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.

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: …

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 …

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 …

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.

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