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How Insect Sex Pheromones Are Saving Argentina’s Wine Industry

In 2008, a new pest appeared in South American vineyards for the first time. The... (more)

Shelby Vittek
Why Citizen Scientists Are Working to Cultivate New Apple Varieties

Ellen Cavalli has a modest apple-hoarding problem. On the back porch of her home, located... (more)

Shelby Vittek
April 5, 2021
Study: America’s Drinking Water Often Has Significant Levels of Lead, Arsenic and...

Shortly before leaving office, the Trump administration finally put into place a plan to test... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
April 1, 2021
A Weird Trade War Rages Between India and the Pacific Northwest Over...

In 2018, India was the second-largest purchaser of American apples, most commonly the Red Delicious... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
April 1, 2021
Coffee Supplies Are Down. Could Prices Rise in Response?

The ship blockage in the Suez Canal—thankfully unblocked now—has had a nasty effect on global... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
March 31, 2021
Home Gardeners Discover the Fun of Growing Fungi

At the beginning of 2020, things were looking good for mushroom growers Sam Turner and... (more)

Shelby Vittek
March 29, 2021
Could the USPS Bridge the Gap Between Farmers and Consumers?

Last spring, as reports of farmers plowing perfectly ripe vegetables back into the soil and... (more)

Shelby Vittek
March 25, 2021
USDA to Bump SNAP Benefits for 41 Million Americans

The American Rescue Plan, the first stimulus package passed under the Biden administration, included $23... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
March 23, 2021
The Mysterious Phenomenon Killing America’s Apple Trees

Sarah Lott Zost’s great-grandfather planted his first apple tree in 1927 in Gardners, Pennsylvania. Nearly... (more)

Shelby Vittek
March 22, 2021
5 New Cookbooks We’re Reaching for This Spring

Root, Stem, Leaf, Flower: How to Cook With Vegetables and Other Plants Gill Meller’s Root,... (more)

Shelby Vittek
March 20, 2021
The Latest Battle in the Meat Wars

Colorado’s Democratic governor has declared this coming Saturday, March 20 to be “MeatOut Day,” an... (more)

Josh Voorhees
March 17, 2021