Food & Lifestyle Archives - Modern Farmer
It’s Another Less-Than-Fruitful Year for Cranberries

The Thanksgiving staple may be in short supply this year.

Shea Swenson
November 8, 2022
Turn Your Backyard Into a Snack Yard With Edible Landscapes

Landscapers are making private and public spaces more useful, and planting edible alternatives to traditional... (more)

Emily Baron Cadloff
November 7, 2022
Scientists Get to the Core of the Honeycrisp Apple

Cornell University researchers have successfully mapped 97 percent of the apple’s genome, a boon for... (more)

Shea Swenson
November 2, 2022
What’s In a (Food) Name?

From oat milk to vegan burgers, plant-based dairy and meat products are gaining traction—and sparking... (more)

Emily Baron Cadloff
October 24, 2022
Could Edible Cactus Be the Next Big Specialty Crop?

Often treated as a weed, prickly pear cactus has a ton of potential. But first,... (more)

Bridget Shirvell
October 17, 2022
This Seed Detective Travels the World Tracking Down Lost Crops

Adam Alexander travels the world looking for new seeds to add to his collection, an... (more)

Emily Baron Cadloff
September 29, 2022
In Awe of the Pawpaw

Meet the bartender-botanist committed to reviving this humble native fruit.

Danny Childs
September 24, 2022
Researchers Propose a New Way of Regulating Engineered Crops

NC State scientists say the current way of regulating genetically modified crops based on the... (more)

Shea Swenson
September 13, 2022
The Future of Breadfruit in the Fight Against Food Insecurity

Study after study confirms breadfruit’s resilience in the face of a changing climate.

Shea Swenson
September 10, 2022
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