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Future Reliance On Fossil Fuels Could Put Unprecedented Stress On Food Systems

New research paints a harrowing picture of a drought-stricken planet.

Lindsay Campbell
February 17, 2022
The Not-So-Bright Future of Sustainable Groundwater Use in Agriculture

It would mean a significant reduction in crop yields, according to a new study.

Shea Swenson
February 15, 2022
Opinion: Climate Change Could Enable Alaska to Grow More Of Its Food—And...

Agriculture is one area in which climate change may actually bring some benefit to the... (more)

Nancy Fresco
February 8, 2022
EPA Launches Investigation Into North Carolina Hog Operations

The state is allowing Smithfield Foods plants to produce biogas from hog waste lagoons—a decision... (more)

Shea Swenson
February 3, 2022
The Visionaries Running a Worm Farm In Prison

Sustainability programs in prisons can benefit the environment, society and incarcerated people alike.

Christopher Blackwell with Nick Hacheney
February 3, 2022
It’s the End of Food as We Know It—But It Doesn’t Have...

In his new book, Dan Saladino examines the ways in which multiple food species are... (more)

Emily Baron Cadloff
February 1, 2022
Expensive Catfish Regulation Fails to Reel In Results

A controversial USDA inspection rule has had unintended consequences for the farm-raised and wild-caught catfish... (more)

Alison Wellford
January 31, 2022
The False Promise of Dicamba

The herbicide was supposed to solve farmers’ weed problems. Instead, it’s making farming harder.

Bart Elmore
January 28, 2022
Science Says You Can Swap Your Fertilizer For Black-Eyed Peas

A main ingredient for your Hoppin’ John? Yes. An eco-friendly alternative to fertilizer? Also yes.

Lindsay Campbell
January 25, 2022