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Feb 26, 2020

Brazil is the largest exporter of beef, and second only to the United States in raw production, in the world. The largest beef producing company in the world, JBS, is located in Brazil. And yet the United States, the largest consumer of beef in the world (in total, not per capita), has been largely closed […]

Feb 26, 2020

Locust swarms garner biblical headlines, understandable both for the locust’s place in famous biblical stories and for the frankly berserk behavior of these insects. But that does a disservice to the people of East Africa, the Middle East, and South Asia, where this winter, a swarm of locusts has destroyed hundreds of thousands of acres […]

Feb 25, 2020

As the planet undergoes climate change, there has been a general understanding that perhaps there will be some silver linings. Among those possible silver linings is that there is a vast amount of land that’s just slightly too cold for substantial agriculture. If that area is just a few degrees warmer, could we have a […]

This Ugly Fish Could Be The Future of Aquaculture

It’s a fish with a face that only a mother could love, but the monkeyface... (more)

Lindsay Campbell

Farm

Fruit Trees in the Nude

We typically think of spring as prime planting season, but when it comes to deciduous... (more)

Brian Barth
February 23, 2020
A Farm Grows in South Bend

Even as South Bend, Indiana has seen modest population growth in recent years, vacant lots... (more)

Evan Cobb
February 16, 2020
Bidding Adieu to Conventional Viticulture Practices

The grapevines that grow in the fields of French Champagne producer Louis Roederer are hardy... (more)

Susannah Edelbaum
February 15, 2020
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Food & Lifestyle

5 Weird Things Fishermen Have Caught

In late January, the fishing world had perhaps its most viral moment ever when Nataliia... (more)

Brian Barth
February 22, 2020
The Secret to a Plant-Based Pizza That Actually Tastes Good

My plant-based journey began on New Years Day. I decided to experiment with a vegan... (more)

Frank Giustra
February 19, 2020
New Study Says Adding Grocery Stores Would Reduce City Food Waste

New research suggests opening more grocery stores could be a simple solution to the monstrous... (more)

Lindsay Campbell
February 13, 2020
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News

Dairy Farmers of America Agrees to Buy the Remains of the Country’s...

Due to the overwhelming pressures facing the dairy industry, Dean Foods filed for bankruptcy back... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
February 21, 2020
Study Finds Grocery Stores Need to Do More to Tell Customers About...

If it feels like you’ve seen more food recalls lately, you’re not necessarily wrong. It’s... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
February 19, 2020
Stoner Crime, WOTUS, POTUS, and More: Your February Food News Round-Up

The intersections of food, farming, politics and criminal minds never ceases to produce intrigue. Here’s... (more)

Brian Barth
February 18, 2020
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A Farm Grows in South Bend

Even as South Bend, Indiana has seen modest population growth in recent years, vacant lots... (more)

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)

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