Environment

A New Route to Hardier Rice: Tweak its Microbiome

The next wave of innovations in crop science may come not from cross-breeding plants or... (more)

Casey Crownhart
May 9, 2021
Survey Finds Pesticides Threaten Important Soil Ecosystems

“Soil health” is a recurring refrain for the sustainable agriculture movement, and it  is, at... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
May 5, 2021
A Legal Battle Rages Over Smoking Sugar Fields in South Florida

Southern Florida is home to the largest concentration of sugarcane plantations in the US. The... (more)

Shelby Vittek
May 4, 2021
Court of Appeals Gives EPA 60 Days to Fix Chlorpyrifos Regulation

The pesticide chlorpyrifos has had a turbulent past few years. The pesticide, marketed under brand... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
May 4, 2021
‘Megadrought’ in American West May Trigger First-Ever Water Shortage Declaration

The American West has been suffering from what’s sometimes referred to as a “megadrought,” centered... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
April 23, 2021
Corteva Throws in the Towel on Dicamba Pesticide

It looks like the many lawsuits and controversy surrounding dicamba have had some effect. Corteva... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
April 13, 2021
Is Booze the Next Frontier for Regenerative Agriculture?

When Charles Rosen founded Ironbound Farm in 2015, he was quick to plant an orchard... (more)

Shelby Vittek
April 12, 2021
How Much Did Meatpacking Plants Spread COVID-19?

During the early days of the COVID-19 crisis, it was major cities that felt the... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
April 10, 2021
Study: Strategies Can Drastically Cut Emissions From Livestock

The beef industry is a significant producer of not just steaks but gases. A new... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
April 9, 2021