agriculture

hurricane florence

At Least 3.4 Million Farm Animals Drowned in the Aftermath of Hurricane Florence

Millions more are still at risk of dying from exposure, starvation, or drowning as the Carolinas recover.
Becky Ferreira
2 days ago
clean meat

Tofurkey Is Suing Missouri for the Right to Call Veggie Dogs 'Meat'

A new state law prohibits labeling any product as ‘meat’ unless it comes from an animal.
Kaleigh Rogers
8.28.18
Ye Olde Bread

The Oldest Bread Ever Found Dates Back 14,400 Years and Predates Agriculture

The discovery suggests that Natufian hunter-gatherers baked bread from wild grains long before it was cultivated from crops.
Becky Ferreira
7.16.18
Broadband Land

ISPs Have Asked the Senate to Limit Funds for Rural Internet

Proposals being considered by the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry would block communities from getting funding.
Kaleigh Rogers
6.6.18
privacy

A Proposed Database of Food Stamp Recipients Isn't Only Cruel, It's a Security Risk

The House Agriculture Committee passed its version of the 2018 Farm Bill last month and it includes plans to build a massive database in order to catch food stamp participants who register in more than one state.
Kaleigh Rogers
5.3.18
Opinion

America's Farmers Are Becoming Prisoners to Agriculture's Technological Revolution

Big data, proprietary systems, and restrictive EULA agreements threaten farmers, but the right to repair movement shows they are fighting back.
Rian Wanstreet
3.8.18
Book excerpts

Chicken Might Be the First Lab-Grown Meat to Make It to Your Grocery Store

'Clean Meat' is a new book by Paul Shapiro about the past, present, and future of lab-grown meat.
Paul Shapiro
1.2.18
DNA/IDK

Some Farmers Still Don't Trust CRISPR, Thanks to GMOs​

"I think there’s a lot of controversy over whether farmers are driving for these technologies or whether these technologies are manipulating farmers."
Mallory Locklear
12.21.17
prehistoric women

Prehistoric Women Were Probably Very Ripped

A new study of prehistoric bones reveals how much manual labor they did.
Samantha Cole
11.29.17
Weed

The Latest Effort to Map the Weed Genome Will Focus on Pot That Doesn’t Get You High

Scientists at the University of California Davis have launched a new project studying the hemp DNA sequence.
Kaleigh Rogers
10.29.17
Dear Future

This Farm Has No Farmers

The 'Hands Free Hectare' gives us a peek at the future of automated agriculture.
Claire Downs
10.3.17
let me explain

Why Did This Corn Explode?

A viral video from a farm in Indiana captures the dramatic event.
Kaleigh Rogers
8.1.17