Can you imagine a Christmas ham on your Thanksgiving dinner table in place of the traditional turkey? It’s a scenario some agricultural economists have been worrying about for months.
By Alexandra Sarabia
Scientists find that pink slime on potatoes is a ‘space suit’ for one bacterium, but also a possible weapon against antibiotic-resistant microbes.
Walking through dark, grey tunnels carved 400 feet into the base of a mountain in the Arctic Circle, researchers did something that hadn’t been done since the “doomsday vault” was built in 2008. Instead of putting containers into the vault,…
A Farm Bill passed by Congress last year included an amendment granting states and universities the right to research hemp. Several states have since started research projects, but Kentucky is at the forefront, experimenting with creating a new industry around…
By Paul Solman
With the repurposing of rooftops and abandoned buildings, urban agriculture has grown to be a business in cities like New York and Chicago.
By Ken Christensen, KCTS9/Earthfix
In recent years, research has shown that rare fungi found in the old-growth forests of Western Washington can help fight viruses, including tuberculosis, smallpox and bird flu. What if the honeybee would see similar health benefits from wood-rotting mushrooms?…
By PBS NewsHour
A growing number of farmers in Puerto Rico are trying to reclaim the island's farming industry after decades of industrialization and stigma shrunk its agriculture. Even as Puerto Rico imports 80 percent of its food supply, the culinary scene eyes…
By Larisa Epatko
“What if you could buy fertilizer and seeds the same way that you buy prepaid minutes for your phone?” thought microfinance specialist Anushka Ratnayake.
By Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press
Agricultural use of drones is about to take off after being grounded for years by the lack of federal guidelines.
SchoolGrown was started last year by a group of like-minded aquaponics enthusiasts who felt that students weren’t getting enough hands-on experiences growing food and learning about their connection to the world around them.
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