Trump’s USDA Chief Thinks Farm...

Jan 24, 2020 by

Yet again, Sonny Perdue wants to gut a program that benefits poor people.

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France begins radical plan to ...

Jan 21, 2020 by

The French government has set a goal of eliminating all single-use plastics by 2040. Phase one has begun.

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Secretary Perdue and the Trump...

Jan 21, 2020 by

In the latest assault on science and the nation’s health and safety, the Trump administration recently proposed a rule that would upend the way federal agencies work to assess and minimize the harm their actions can do to the environment we all depend upon.

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America is facing a sugar shor...

Dec 19, 2019 by

But is that a bad thing?

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‘Organic’ label doesn’t guaran...

Dec 13, 2019 by

This holiday season, Americans will buy some 20 million turkeys and 300 million pounds of ham.

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Move Over, Peak Oil. Scientist...

Dec 12, 2019 by

“If the livestock sector were to continue with business as usual,” experts warn, “this sector alone would account for 49% of the emissions budget for 1.5°C by 2030.”

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Pesticides, Heat, and the Peop...

Dec 9, 2019 by

In a new report released this week, we show that climate change poses dire threats to farmworkers.

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If Factory Farm Conditions Are...

Dec 3, 2019 by

n 2014, the Review on Antimicrobial Resistance, commissioned by the UK government and Wellcome Trust, estimated that 700,000 people around the world die each year due to drug-resistant infections.

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Garbage In. Bacon Out.

Nov 29, 2019 by

Two brothers in New Mexico think that sounds like a pretty good business plan.

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A Wet Year Causes Farm Woes Fa...

Nov 21, 2019 by

The damage from the destructive spring flooding in the Midwest has been followed in parts of the country by a miserable autumn that is making a bad farming year worse, with effects that could be felt into next spring.

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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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