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Sep 22, 2019

A landmark international study, just published in Science, charts an alarming rise of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in food animals in emerging economies around the world. Food animals’ resistance rates to antibiotics commonly used in raising them—and in treating diseases in humans—are as high as 60 percent in some cases, according to the report. Left unchecked, […]

Sep 21, 2019

It’s a blistering afternoon in central India, but Mallesha Singam is having an unusually fruitful harvest for the dry season when, typically, nothing grows outside. For Singam, this dormant languishing period for outdoor fields has gotten longer over time. “The coldness has dropped and the temperature has increased,” says Singam, who has farmed his land […]

Sep 20, 2019

We already know lots about the benefits of working with plants. Gardening has been shown repeatedly to help with mood, for example—there’s just something about working with plants, dirt, water, fertilizer, and the rest that seems to give us a boost. A new study looks at something more specific: can working with plants help those […]

“Fantastic Fungi” Shows What’s Invisible to the Naked Eye

Fungi are so much more than food. They convert sugar into alcohol, cure diseases and... (more)

Alex Robinson


Does Certified Organic Mean What We Think It Does?

There’s something of a civil war brewing in the organic movement. On one side are... (more)

Brian Barth
September 16, 2019
Rethinking Pests, Invasive Species and Other Paradigms

Veteran farmers Nancy and John Hayden have spent the last quarter century transforming their livestock... (more)

Nancy and John Hayden
September 13, 2019
No Lambs to the Slaughter?

An Ohio professor has been waging a campaign to try to force a college to... (more)

Lindsay Campbell
September 11, 2019
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COOK THIS: Apple: Recipes from the Orchard by James Rich

I don’t know if you’ve heard the joyous news, but the Red Delicious is no... (more)

Wendy Underwood
September 17, 2019
The Modern Farmer Guide to Food-Centric Film Festivals

Autumn brings both cool weather and a deluge of film festivals, from tiny indie events... (more)

Brian Barth
September 14, 2019
Study Finds Drinking Tea Is Good For Your Brain

Put down that mug of coffee and pick up a cup of tea. A new... (more)

Alex Robinson
September 13, 2019
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USDA Officially Speeds Up Pork Production Process

For well over a year, the Trump administration has been trying to change the way... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
September 18, 2019
China to Suspend Additional Tariffs on Pork, Soybeans

China will lift additional tariffs on some American agricultural products in an apparent thawing of... (more)

Alex Robinson
September 16, 2019
Italian Snail Farmers Slide into Caviar Scene

Wild prawns with sour cream. Pancetta wafers with purple potato. Steak tartare with stracciatella cheese.... (more)

Alecia Wood
September 15, 2019
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Unlike some worm farms, Jocelyn Molyneux’s operation doesn’t sell its worms for bait. At Wastenot... (more)

New Documentary “Farmsteaders” Shows the Struggle Small Farms Face in America

Nick and Celeste Nolan have risked everything. A new documentary about the couple is set... (more)

This Farmer’s Childhood Passion Grew Into One of the Largest Aquaponics Farms...

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In the popular imagination, solutions to climate change are often boiled down to reducing fossil... (more)

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