Scramble for propane marks Mot...

Nov 5, 2019 by

Months after historic floods ravaged the U.S. Midwest, farmers scrambling to harvest their crops face a new headache: finding fuel to dry their soaked grains.

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How Washington keeps America s...

Nov 4, 2019 by

Food is closely linked to health, yet federal nutrition research is underfunded, even as the costs of diet-related diseases are skyrocketing. Does Washington hold the key to solving the obesity crisis?

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Japanese Fisheries Collapsed D...

Nov 1, 2019 by

Scientists announced today that pesticide use on rice fields led to the collapse of a nearby fishery in Lake Shinji, Japan, according to a new study published in the journal Science.

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Alaska’s Whale Mystery: Where ...

Oct 31, 2019 by

As the Arctic struggles with climate extremes, the bowhead migration is two months late. If whales don’t arrive soon, “we’re going to go hungry,” one hunter said.

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To Treat Chronic Ailments, Fix...

Oct 23, 2019 by

For many patients, the right food may be the best medicine.

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As Beef Comes Under Fire for C...

Oct 21, 2019 by

In at least two states this year, beef and dairy industries have successfully beat back government food initiatives linking livestock to global warming.

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Climate Change Is Coming for A...

Oct 18, 2019 by

Napa’s producers are struggling to ripen their fruit as they lose the conditions that give their wines a flavorful edge.

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Iowa’s farmers – and American ...

Oct 16, 2019 by

Iowa’s first-in-the-nation caucuses bring the state a lot of political attention during presidential election cycles. But in my view, even though some candidates have outlined positions on food and farming, agriculture rarely gets the attention it deserves.

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Ask a Scientist: How Can Cerea...

Oct 10, 2019 by

I’ve been a cereal killer all my life. I eat it nearly every day for breakfast, and I often eat it at night, too, for a snack.

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Trump’s USDA Is Letting Factor...

Oct 4, 2019 by

Workers are getting injured, but the Department of Agriculture says their safety is not its responsibility.

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Americans continue to battle f...

Sep 30, 2019 by

A small survey by Bosch shows that U.S. homeowners feel guilty about wasting food, but need to change their habits.

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Just How Good Is the Impossibl...

Sep 19, 2019 by

Meat consumption is a huge driver of global warming, from deforestation to cow farts. Meatless meat isn’t a miracle, though.

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Are plant-based meats ethical ...

Sep 16, 2019 by

A writer argues that glitzy new plant-based technology distracts from the bigger issue of animal welfare.

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Today’s Special: Grilled Salmo...

Sep 12, 2019 by

We used to think microplastics stayed in a fish’s guts. Chilling new research suggests the tiny particles migrate into its flesh.

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The World Wastes Tons of Food....

Sep 9, 2019 by

“Happy hour” at the S-market store in the working-class neighborhood of Vallila happens far from the liquor aisles and isn’t exactly convivial.

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The Best Place for Harvesting ...

Sep 5, 2019 by

And the same land can produce loads of food and electricity simultaneously.

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EPA publishes draft permit for...

Sep 3, 2019 by

Agency proposes to allow industrial ocean fish farm discharge of untreated fish waste and other toxins directly into Gulf of Mexico

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Almost All American Strawberri...

Sep 3, 2019 by

For a century, the industry has used fumigants to farm berries year-round.

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Kelp is a win for you, the oce...

Aug 30, 2019 by

Americans tend to think of seaweed as the stuff that gets stuck to your legs when you go swimming at the beach—not a food that’s highly nutritious, easy to grow, and beneficial to ocean ecosystems.

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The Frauding of America’s Farm...

Aug 30, 2019 by

Trump’s biggest supporters are his biggest victims.

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Farmers’ Frustration With Trum...

Aug 27, 2019 by

Peppered with complaints from farmers fed up with President Trump’s trade war, Sonny Perdue found his patience wearing thin. Mr. Perdue, the agriculture secretary and the guest of honor at the annual Farmfest gathering in southern Minnesota this month, tried to break the ice with a joke.

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Here’s how we solve the planet...

Aug 21, 2019 by

Earlier this month, the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released a dire report highlighting the enormous environmental impact of agriculture. But the report also pointed to a clear way for us to feed more mouths without causing more planetary destruction: We can stop wasting food.

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Could Restoring Soil Help Halt...

Aug 15, 2019 by

Land degradation represents “one of the biggest and most urgent challenges” that humanity faces.

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Farmers hit back after Departm...

Aug 14, 2019 by

Farmers facing record bankruptcies and collapsing incomes due to President Donald Trump’s escalating trade war with China were not amused by U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue’s joke about their economic pain during an event in Minnesota last week.

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Tainted Pork, Ill Consumers an...

Aug 14, 2019 by

Drug-resistant infections from food are growing. But powerful industry interests are blocking scientists and investigators from getting information they need to combat the problem.

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Solar Power Is Playing A Growi...

Aug 12, 2019 by

The US Department of Agriculture has announced that it will no longer track honeybee populations or collect data for its Honey Bee Colonies Report.

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Stealing Lauri

Aug 8, 2019 by

A pig kidnapping highlights the concerns over antibiotics in livestock.

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A New Study Reveals Just How T...

Aug 7, 2019 by

Here’s what happened when farmers started using a new class of insecticides.

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Nearly 100 percent of Trump fu...

Aug 1, 2019 by

President Trump has made a big deal out of his admiration for farmers, calling them “some of the most incredible people in our country,” and “patriots.” But, based on newly acquired data on federal subsidies from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, his administration may not have been thinking of all farmers — mostly just the rich, white ones.

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The humble pea is America̵...

Jul 11, 2019 by

Demand for plant-based protein is driving rapid growth, while crops like corn and soy stagnate.

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