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This Modern Farmer Wants You to Grow a New Potato Strain

At 30 years old, Curzio Caravati moved to the United States from Switzerland, settling into... (more)

Bevin Cohen
New Solar Panels Allow Farmers to See the Light

Arable land is at an all-time premium. Since the last ice age, humans have cleared... (more)

Naoki Nitta
January 16, 2023
Meet The Modern Farmers Drumming Up Demand for Kelp

On his boat, surrounded by the Long Island Sound, checking kelp lines is Jonathan McGee’s... (more)

Bridget Shirvell
January 3, 2023
Cacao Makes a Comeback in Puerto Rico

Cacao is considered a heart-opener. It stimulates blood flow and is used in ceremonies to... (more)

Jen Ruiz
January 2, 2023
Millet is Having a Moment. Is the Ancient Grain Ready for a...

The UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has declared 2023 the international year of millets,... (more)

Lindsay Campbell
December 27, 2022
This Teen Farmer Turned a 4-H Project Into a Startup Business

Matias Habib first noticed the Japanese beetle in the summer of 2019. The pests attack... (more)

Emily Baron Cadloff
December 23, 2022
The Infinite Christmas Tree: How to Cut Your Tree So it Will...

After the whole realization about Santa, one of the hardest truths to swallow about Christmas... (more)

Paige Lindell
December 20, 2022
In U.S. Prisons, Seeds Are Prized Contraband for Prisoners Looking to Grow...

Within the conversations around food insecurity in the United States, there is one group often... (more)

C. Dreams
December 19, 2022
Plants Have Mouths–And They Could Help Agriculture Adapt to Climate Change

Plants—they have mouths, just like us. Unlike us, however, these plant mouths might actually help... (more)

Lindsay Campbell
December 17, 2022
Zimbabwe’s Farmers and Beekeepers Clash Over Invasive Bee Plant

As climate change pushes plant species to new areas, an invasive plant—vernonanthura polyanthes, commonly known... (more)

Andrew Mambondiyani
December 16, 2022
From Backyards to Roadsides, How One Group is Protecting the Endangered Juçara...

More than 150 species of botanical marvels grow at the Eden Garden flower shop in... (more)

Mari Cleven
December 13, 2022