‘Essential’ but Un...

Apr 6, 2020 by

‘Essential’ but Unprotected, Farmworkers Live in Fear of Covid-19 but Keep Working

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Coronavirus Aid Must Help Farm...

Mar 23, 2020 by

Coronavirus Aid Must Help Farmers Keep Foothold in Local Food Economies

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Locust Swarms, Some 3 Times th...

Mar 23, 2020 by

Locust Swarms, Some 3 Times the Size of New York City, Are Eating Their Way Across Two Continents

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Warming oceans could lure the ...

Mar 11, 2020 by

Warming oceans could lure the world’s fisheries into uncharted waters

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6 Ways the Agricultural Resili...

Mar 10, 2020 by

6 Ways the Agricultural Resilience Act Equips Farmers to Fight the Climate Crisis with Science

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From School Lunch to SNAP, New...

Feb 18, 2020 by

From School Lunch to SNAP, New Attacks on Kids’ Health and Nutrition

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In Food Safety Regulations, a ...

Feb 5, 2020 by

While health and safety regulations in the United States are well-funded, studies that assess their efficacy aren’t.

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Fertilizer’s Other Dirty Secre...

Jan 29, 2020 by

A common fertilizer can cause explosions. The EPA doesn’t classify it as ‘hazardous.’

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The Danger Downstream

Jan 28, 2020 by

Farm pollutants from multiple states feed a massive dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico. Shrimpers pay the cost.

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Climate crisis fueled locust s...

Jan 28, 2020 by

A massive invasion of desert locusts—partly fueled by the climate crisis—seriously threatens food security in already-vulnerable communities across East Africa and has increasingly alarmed United Nations experts in recent weeks.

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Meet the Millennial Farmers We...

Jan 27, 2020 by

On Bite podcast’s 100th episode, we celebrate the next generation of American growers.

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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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