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A new report from the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization, or FAO, has found that more fish were farmed worldwide in 2022 than harvested from the wild, an apparent first. Last week, the FAO released its annual report on the state of aquaculture — which refers to the farming of both seafood and aquatic […]

Jun 20, 2024

In 2022, the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition and Health drew a link between good health and good food. Building on the momentum generated by the conference, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) developed a Food is Medicine (FIM) initiative geared at reducing nutrition-related chronic diseases and improving food security for populations […]

Jun 18, 2024

They’re in the sewage sludge that farmers spread on fields as fertilizer, the pesticides used to control insects and the groundwater pumped for irrigation. They’re linked to health problems ranging from cancer to thyroid disease, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has said no level of exposure to them is safe. Perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances, […]

Why Maine is Taking the Feds to Court Over Sludge

In the 1970s, many rivers, streams and lakes in America were choked with trash, waste... (more)

Kirsten Lie-Nielsen
June 17, 2024


A Win for Growers Who Protect Biodiversity on Agricultural Land

Truth be told, cattle farmers are no fans of lupine. If a pregnant cow chows... (more)

Jennifer Cole
June 6, 2024
Farmers Face a Mental Health Crisis. Talking to Others in the Industry...

Note: This story mentions suicide. If you or someone you know needs help, you can... (more)

Libby Leonard
June 4, 2024
We Need Regenerative Agriculture, But How Can Farmers Fund the Transition?

“Of 400 farms in our county, only five are organic,” says Matt Fitzgerald of Fitzgerald... (more)

Lindsey Beatrice
May 28, 2024
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Meet the Pecan Farmer Who Wants to Change the Plant-Based Milk Scene

The wild pecan (Carya illionoisnensis) is the only major nut native to North America (depending... (more)

Laurel Miller
June 10, 2024
Women Are Reclaiming Their Hunting Heritage

On a recent 48-degree spring morning, I left my warm bed well before dawn to... (more)

Kathleen Willcox
June 3, 2024
On the Ground with the Growers Working to Localize Seed Production

For many small-scale fruit and vegetable growers, “local” is the word that makes their business... (more)

Daniel Walton
April 29, 2024
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Mexican Cities and States Could Run Out of Water. What’s the Solution?

También hemos publicado este artículo en español. Para leerlo en español, haga clic aquí.  ... (more)

Lauren Rothman
June 11, 2024
Ciudades y estados mexicanos podrían quedarse sin agua. ¿Cuál es la solución?

We’ve also published this article in English. To read it in English, click here.  Era... (more)

Lauren Rothman
June 11, 2024
The PFAS Problem: Demystifying “Forever Chemicals”

In April 2024, the EPA passed its first-ever legally enforceable drinking water standards on a... (more)

Modern Farmer
June 7, 2024
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