Food & Lifestyle Archives - Modern Farmer
I Failed at Growing Food for Humans, So I Grew It for...

As I tended to native flowers on my fire escape, I discovered there’s a lot... (more)

Lela Nargi
June 29, 2022
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
How to Transform Green Walnuts Into a Nutty Liqueur

A bartender-botanist’s guide to making nocino, a traditional Italian liqueur made from unripe walnuts.

Danny Childs
June 22, 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
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
Why More Americans Are Rethinking Their Lawns

From No Mow May to pulling up the turf entirely, more people are saying goodbye... (more)

Emily Baron Cadloff
May 30, 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
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
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