Agriculture

Climate & Energy

Severe drought in India pushed thousands of farmers to suicide

Why was this drought worse than others? Blame climate change and modernization.

Queer Eye For The Farm Guy

Lesbian farmers are taking over the country, if you believe Rush Limbaugh

The frothy-mouthed radio personality painted a dystopian picture of our agricultural future on his show last week. (Actually, it sounds OK.)

subsidie another day

A Tea Party conservative just lost to a Trump supporter, because farm subsidies

Tim Huelskamp’s loss in Kansas has big implications for the farm bill, and the conservative movement.

Hard row

Democrats say they want to support farmers, but what the heck does that mean?

Everyone wants to preserve family farms, but it's easier said than done.

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.