Shea Swenson, Author at Modern Farmer
Why We Need to Adopt More Orphan Crops

Planting more of these neglected crops could help mitigate food shortages in the face of... (more)

Shea Swenson
June 28, 2022
Tomatoes Are the Latest Victim of Climate Change

Researchers expect global tomato production to decline as droughts and rising temperatures affect major growing... (more)

Shea Swenson
June 15, 2022
Montana Is Leading the Way in Lentil Research

At Montana State University, researchers are studying how genetic and environmental factors affect lentil crops.

Shea Swenson
June 4, 2022
Could Tomatoes Be the Secret to Solving Vitamin D Deficiencies?

Researchers found a way to boost vitamin D levels in tomato plants, opening up new... (more)

Shea Swenson
June 1, 2022
Pee for the Peonies

At the University of Michigan, researchers are studying both the scientific benefits and public reactions... (more)

Shea Swenson
May 31, 2022
Goodyear Wants to Make Tires From Dandelions

The company is betting on the pesky weed as a reliable source of domestic rubber.

Shea Swenson
May 24, 2022
Scientists Grow Plants in Moon Soil for the First Time

The seeds grew in lunar soil collected during Apollo 11, 12 and 17 missions decades... (more)

Shea Swenson
May 20, 2022
They’ve Come a Long Way, But Gene Banks Still Lack Protections for...

A global effort revealed that certain crops are better represented in gene banks. Now, researchers... (more)

Shea Swenson
May 17, 2022
The Farm That Grows Luffas

For more than 20 years, Deanne Coon has grown natural sponges—and not the kind from... (more)

Shea Swenson
April 16, 2022
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