Lena Beck, Author at Modern Farmer - Page 3 of 6
Driven Out

If you’ve eaten today, you can thank a trucker. Much of the food we eat... (more)

Lena Beck
January 11, 2024
Birds are Vulnerable to Heat Stress, Even on Farms

In June of 2021, an extreme heatwave hit the Pacific Northwest. From British Columbia to... (more)

Lena Beck
January 8, 2024
Toxic PFAS are Everywhere, and Remain Largely Unregulated

The Haw River cuts through North Carolina’s Piedmont region from its source in Forsyth County.... (more)

Lena Beck
December 20, 2023
You’ve Already Been Exposed to Toxic PFAS. But You Can Take Steps...

Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, commonly abbreviated as PFAS or “forever chemicals,” are ubiquitous. They have... (more)

Lena Beck
December 20, 2023
Do We Need to Farm Oil Crops?

When you pull a pie crust out of the freezer aisle at the grocery store... (more)

Lena Beck
November 29, 2023
Manufacturing Psilocybin isn’t Difficult. Building a Legal Industry Is.

In a second building on his property in Springfield, Oregon, Gared Hansen grows mushrooms containing... (more)

Lena Beck
November 27, 2023
What if Animals Had the Same Rights as Humans?

For most people, it can be hard to imagine a society framed around animal rights.... (more)

Lena Beck
November 8, 2023
‘Waste Wool’ is a Burden for Farmers. What if it Could be...

When Leanna Maksymiuk started keeping sheep at Lone Sequoia Ranch, her business in British Columbia,... (more)

Lena Beck
November 6, 2023
The Haunting of the Farm

When two young members of a farming community in North Carolina fell in love, there... (more)

Lena Beck
October 30, 2023
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