Food & Lifestyle Archives - Modern Farmer
How High-Pressure Processing Is Helping Remote Farmers Bring Fresher Foods to Market

A cold preservation method is pumping more value into crops by capturing ripeness and extending... (more)

Naoki Nitta
May 18, 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
A Botanist-Bartender’s Ode to the Dandelion

From wine and mead to amaro and tonics, the spring dandelion has long been a... (more)

Danny Childs
May 15, 2022
Designing Food Labels For the Visually Impaired

From Braille on boxes to QR codes for screen readers, producers are finding ways to... (more)

Emily Baron Cadloff
May 1, 2022
It’s Time to Celebrate Our Gardening Failures

Forget the picture-perfect garden photos. Instead, turn to this Facebook oasis of crappy yields and... (more)

Emily Baron Cadloff
April 27, 2022
How to Harvest Seaweed Sustainably

Think of harvesting seaweed like giving the plant a haircut, leaving the root so it... (more)

Amanda Swinimer
April 26, 2022
The Pandemic’s Gardening Boom Shows How Gardening Can Cultivate Public Health

As lockdowns went into effect in the spring of 2020, many people took up gardening... (more)

Alessandro Ossola
April 24, 2022
Your Cup of Coffee Is Brought to You By the Birds and...

Even a self-pollinating plant like coffee relies on a multitude of pollinators.

Shea Swenson
April 20, 2022
Tracing the Link Between Slavery and Peanut Farming

A new book delves into the history of a crop that affected indentured and enslaved... (more)

Debra Freeman
April 19, 2022
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