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Will Hempcrete Ever Catch On?

It’s a dream green building material. Why aren’t farmers interested?

Judith Matloff
How Vermont Became an Unlikely Hotbed for Saffron

A chance meeting of minds led to the discovery that growing and harvesting the spice... (more)

Sophia F. Gottfried
November 29, 2021
Learning to Grieve and Grow In My Community Garden

In the early days of the pandemic, I tended to my new plot and houseplants... (more)

Esther Tseng
November 28, 2021
What Gets Lost When Designing the ‘Ultimate Chickpea’

Selecting genes for yield alone fails to address all the other issues impacting food security.

Dan Nosowitz
November 18, 2021
First Genetically Modified Strawberries to Hit Stores Soon

They’ll likely have an easy regulatory road.

Dan Nosowitz
November 16, 2021
Farmers Cry ‘Avocad-no!’ to Crazy Low Prices in Australia

A dramatic surplus of fruit has driven avocado prices so far down that, in some... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
November 6, 2021
First Evidence of Tobacco Use Dates Back Over 12,000 Years

The plant’s use predates agriculture, but how humans were utilizing it then still is not... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
October 27, 2021
Meet the Modern Farmer Helping Colombian Coffee Growers

Maria Palacio, who comes from a long line of coffee producers, is working to rebuild... (more)

Lindsay Campbell
October 24, 2021
How to Get Rid of Spotted Lanternflies

Five ways to battle the invasive pest that don’t involve insecticides.

Shelby Vittek
October 23, 2021
There’s a Pumpkin Fungus Among Us

It’s threatening the supply of the iconic fall gourds, along with poor weather and shipping... (more)

Lindsay Campbell
October 21, 2021
Organic Soybean Prices Spike Despite Huge US Soybean Production

Why doesn’t the US grow more of its own organic soy?

Dan Nosowitz
October 20, 2021