May 15, 2021

Over the past couple of years, a new generation of plant parents has blossomed, including apartment dwellers without much outdoor space for gardening. Instead, the new plant parents have turned their indoor spaces into plant havens, amassing collections of succulents, cacti and other potted plants. Some of the most coveted houseplants are tropical ones that […]

May 14, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has taken an incalculable toll on the food industry workers of America, from restaurant servers and meat plant workers to the farmworkers who toil in fields. According to research from the University of California, San Francisco, food industry workers’ risk of dying went up by 40 percent from March to October 2020. […]

May 13, 2021

Last month’s Fox News-fueled brouhaha over the ban on beef that wasn’t was a reminder of many things, none of which reflects well on the current state of conservative media. But it would be a mistake to allow a hefty serving of bad-faith fear mongering to end an important conversation before it begins.  No, President […]

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May 2, 2021
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A New Route to Hardier Rice: Tweak its Microbiome

The next wave of innovations in crop science may come not from cross-breeding plants or... (more)

Casey Crownhart
May 9, 2021
Bees Can Be Trained to Detect COVID-19

When we think about training animals to complete tasks, it usually involves mammals. Dogs can... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
May 8, 2021
Is It Time for a Second White House Summit on Food?

Sen. Cory Booker is still a relative newbie on the Senate Agriculture Committee, but that... (more)

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