Agriculture

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.

it's not a bug, it's a feature

When they’re not busy weaving leaves, these ants make great insecticides

Ants can work together to fight pests that prey on crops. But can we learn to work with them?

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.