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Finding New Uses for Crab Shells in Agriculture

Chitosan, found in the shells of crustaceans, is a surprisingly versatile compound that can be... (more)

Emily Baron Cadloff
April 11, 2022
California Wants to Pay Farmers to Not Farm This Year

The state is taking extreme measures to conserve water.

Shea Swenson
March 31, 2022
Maine Farmers Face a Crisis Over Forever Chemicals

Since discovering PFAS contamination on multiple farms last year, the state has served as a... (more)

Catie Joyce-Bulay
March 28, 2022
Sri Lanka’s Organic Experiment Went Very, Very Wrong

Last year, the country implemented a countrywide ban on agrochemicals and fertilizers. It backfired—big time.

Shea Swenson
March 26, 2022
These Companies Will Do the Beekeeping For You

Maintaining a beehive can be tricky and time-consuming, but these companies make it easy—and enjoyable—to... (more)

Bridget Shirvell
March 16, 2022
Antibiotic Commonly Used in Orchards Slows Cognition of Bumblebees

Streptomycin, often sprayed on orchard crops to combat bacterial diseases, has several negative impacts on... (more)

Shea Swenson
March 11, 2022
Food Grown On Regenerative Farms Could Actually Be Healthier For You

A preliminary study looks at the link between regenerative agriculture methods and their impact on... (more)

Lindsay Campbell
March 9, 2022
Stretching California’s Rice Belt

To cope with water restrictions in a drought-stricken state, the rice industry is looking to... (more)

Naoki Nitta
March 7, 2022
How Will Fish Survive the World’s Warming Waters?

Scientists are working to breed fish that can endure and adapt to environmental changes over... (more)

Anne N. Connor
February 26, 2022