Alex Robinson, Author at Modern Farmer
How Peruvian Potatoes Might Be Key to Feeding the Planet

When climate change causes widespread devastation, displaces millions of people and leads to mass extinction,... (more)

Alex Robinson
December 3, 2019
Wasp Named After Idris Elba Could Save Broccoli From Invasive Bug

Scientists have discovered a parasitic wasp they believe could fend off an invasive bug that... (more)

Alex Robinson
November 21, 2019
China Lifts Ban on American Poultry

The Trump administration announced Thursday that China is lifting its ban on American chicken and... (more)

Alex Robinson
November 14, 2019
The Ecological Cost of Mosquito Net Fishing

Unable to afford fishing nets, fishermen in poor countries have been using anti-malaria mosquito nets... (more)

Alex Robinson
November 13, 2019
Animal Rights Group Hopes to Turn Poultry Farmers into Plant Growers

Leah Garcés used to hate poultry farmers. The animal rights activist, who opposes factory farming,... (more)

Alex Robinson
November 12, 2019
This Wisconsin Economist Found Happiness Growing Mushrooms in His Basement

When Jerome Segura III leapt from the ivory tower of academia, he didn’t know what... (more)

Alex Robinson
November 7, 2019
Rice Paddies Rise in the Hudson Valley

Nfamara Badjie’s parents taught him it’s much healthier to eat what you grow than food... (more)

Alex Robinson
November 4, 2019
USDA Unveils New Rules For Hemp Production

The Trump administration has announced new interim regulations for hemp production, giving growers some much... (more)

Alex Robinson
October 29, 2019
New Research Shows Fungi Could Lessen Reliance on Fertilizers

A new study suggests the answer to farmers’ overreliance on fertilizers might be right beneath... (more)

Alex Robinson
October 28, 2019
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