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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
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
Opinión
Opinión

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
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
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

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
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
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
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
larvae
larvae

How Plants Turn Chill Caterpillars Into Rampaging Cannibals

"It often starts with one caterpillar biting another one in the rear."
Michael Byrne
7.10.17
NETFLIX
NETFLIX

‘Snowpiercer’ Director’s New Movie ‘Okja' Is an Anti-Corporate Mindfuck

The new film from Bong Joon Ho is a critique of ethical capitalism wrapped in a heartwarming animal adventure story. But it's not coming to theaters: it premieres on Netflix June 28.
Carl Franzen
6.27.17
buzz worthy
buzz worthy

Teeny Bee Probiotics Can Help Prevent Colony Collapse

Researchers found that probiotics helped protect against infection and heat stress.
Kaleigh Rogers
6.20.17