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Who is Feeding America’s Farmworkers?

This story was produced by Grist and co-published with Modern Farmer. Standing knee-deep in an... (more)

Ayurella Horn-Muller
July 17, 2024
How Much Do You Really Need to Worry About Bird Flu?

This current strain of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI, more commonly known as bird flu)... (more)

Emily Baron Cadloff
July 5, 2024
Rats With Wings, Vaccines, And New Breed—2024’s Solutions to the Bird Flu...

Bird flu has held the world’s poultry industry in its unrelenting clutches before, causing catastrophic... (more)

Patrick Kuklinski
July 4, 2024
Opinion: Bird Flu is a Problem. The Way We Deal With it...

It’s hard to say what sparked my love for all things feathered—maybe it was my... (more)

Patrick Kuklinski
July 4, 2024
On the Ground With the Farms Feeding Hospitals and Their Patients

In 2022, the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition and Health drew a link between... (more)

Jennifer Cole
June 20, 2024
On the Ground with Initiatives Responding to PFAS

They’re in the sewage sludge that farmers spread on fields as fertilizer, the pesticides used... (more)

Daniel Walton
June 18, 2024
Why Maine is Taking the Feds to Court Over Sludge

In the 1970s, many rivers, streams and lakes in America were choked with trash, waste... (more)

Kirsten Lie-Nielsen
June 17, 2024
Farmworkers Cannot Wait for OSHA to Adequately Protect Them From Heat. The...

In the wake of the Northern hemisphere’s hottest summer on record, Cruz Salucio, a longtime... (more)

Kathleen Sexsmith, Greg Asbed
June 13, 2024
The PFAS Problem: Demystifying “Forever Chemicals”

In April 2024, the EPA passed its first-ever legally enforceable drinking water standards on a... (more)

Modern Farmer
June 7, 2024
Asked & Answered: PFAS Q&A with Kyla Bennett

This story is part of our ongoing PFAS series, The PFAS Problem: Demystifying ‘Forever Chemicals’... (more)

Lena Beck
June 7, 2024
Farmers Face a Mental Health Crisis. Talking to Others in the Industry...

Note: This story mentions suicide. If you or someone you know needs help, you can... (more)

Libby Leonard
June 4, 2024