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Jan 23, 2020

There is such a thing as nectar that is too sweet for bumblebees, especially when it comes to their vomit. That was the conclusion of a recent study, published in the Journal of the Royal Society Interface, which looked at how sugar levels in nectar affect how quickly bumblebees vomit. Bumblebees drink nectar through their […]

Jan 23, 2020

Creating new rules in agriculture regulation is wildly complex, but, sometimes, they boil down to simple fairness. In 2008, the Farm Bill included language that required criteria for deciding whether “undue preference” had occurred within the meat industry, especially in poultry and pork. This seemed like a good way to actually establish some ground rules […]

Jan 22, 2020

Our semi-regular round-up of interesting food and farming Kickstarter campaigns has returned. Inhabitants: An Indigenous Perspective Inhabitants: An Indigenous Perspective is a documentary made by Inhabit Films on the perspectives of five Indigenous tribes and their traditional land management practices across the US. The film explores each distinct group and shows how the first peoples […]

The Inside Story of One of the Biggest Organic Farm Scams in...

A con so notorious it was eventually dubbed “The Field of Schemes” has gotten the... (more)

Dan Nosowitz


Grapevines Sprout Where Tobacco Once Grew in Southern Maryland

Susan Watson-White earned her 1985 Miss Maryland Tobacco Queen title not on a runway but... (more)

Rick Snider
January 19, 2020
This Urban Farmer Wants to Help You Grow Your Own Food

For L.Be Sholar, the experience of watching her own seeds grow into something she could... (more)

Lindsay Campbell
January 13, 2020
Could Water Buffalo Milk be Texas’s New White Gold?

In Fredericksburg, Texas, locals know Phil Giglio as the “water buffalo guy.” A year and... (more)

Lindsay Campbell
January 8, 2020
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COOK THIS: The Japanese Table by Sofia Hellsten

I’ve always found the ritual of a Japanese meal, with its orderly mindfulness and colorful... (more)

Wendy Underwood
January 18, 2020
Beans, Beans for Every Meal

When my sister, Lina, and my brother-in-law, Glen, come over for dinner, I have one... (more)

Frank Giustra
January 15, 2020
New App Connects Foodies with Home-Cooked Meals

About six years ago, Roza Ferdowsmakan, an attorney from Arizona, started thinking about how she... (more)

Lindsay Campbell
January 14, 2020
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Fish Sticks are Not So Environmentally Friendly, Study Finds

Fish sticks are a frozen food favorite for many, but a new study might make... (more)

Lindsay Campbell
January 17, 2020
MIT Is Getting Closer to Cereal Crops That Require No Fertilizer

A fundamental problem with cereal crops—rice, wheat, corn—is that they, unlike some other crops, need... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
January 17, 2020
14 States (Plus New York City and D.C.) Sue Trump Administration to...

The Trump administration rule finalized massive cuts in SNAP, better known as food stamps, in... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
January 16, 2020
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Could Water Buffalo Milk be Texas’s New White Gold?

In Fredericksburg, Texas, locals know Phil Giglio as the “water buffalo guy.” A year and... (more)

This Farmer Wants to Return Our Bodies to the Land

Suzanne Kelly digs in when it comes to dirt. She reflects on the insects and... (more)

Meet the Modern Farmer: Sarah Hoffmann

Sarah Hoffmann always knew she would return to life on a farm. After practicing as... (more)

How An Indian Farming Organization Is Trying to Save the Forest

A couple of years ago, four friends gave up their comfortable jobs in Mumbai to... (more)

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