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Not All Nectar is Equal When it Comes to Bumblebee Vomit

There is such a thing as nectar that is too sweet for bumblebees, especially when... (more)

Alex Robinson
The Inside Story of One of the Biggest Organic Farm Scams in...

A con so notorious it was eventually dubbed “The Field of Schemes” has gotten the... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
January 22, 2020
Commune Comeback, Bear Farm Brouhaha, and an OG Hustler: Your January Food...

Who said agriculture was dull? This month’s round-up overflows with crime, intrigue, and hippies. Are... (more)

Brian Barth
January 20, 2020
Grapevines Sprout Where Tobacco Once Grew in Southern Maryland

Susan Watson-White earned her 1985 Miss Maryland Tobacco Queen title not on a runway but... (more)

Rick Snider
January 19, 2020
MIT Is Getting Closer to Cereal Crops That Require No Fertilizer

A fundamental problem with cereal crops—rice, wheat, corn—is that they, unlike some other crops, need... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
January 17, 2020
Entire European Union Bans a Bayer Insecticide

In October of last year, a European Union commission recommended that the EU not renew... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
January 16, 2020
Plant Life is Spreading Around Everest

The Himalayas are becoming greener as glaciers continue to melt. The Asian mountain range, which... (more)

Alex Robinson
January 13, 2020
This Urban Farmer Wants to Help You Grow Your Own Food

For L.Be Sholar, the experience of watching her own seeds grow into something she could... (more)

Lindsay Campbell
January 13, 2020
New Crowdfarming Platform Looks to Help Sustainable Farmers

When the opportunity to expand operations opened up for East Fork Cultivars, the family-owned organic... (more)

Andrew Amelinckx
January 11, 2020
Most Meat Eaters Think Veganism is Ethical, Study Says

A newly released survey shows many meat eaters think veganism is a virtuous endeavor. It’s... (more)

Alex Robinson
January 9, 2020