agriculture

insects

Insects Are In 'Catastrophic' Decline Worldwide, Scientists Warn

More than 40 percent of insects are at risk of extinction within 100 years.
Becky Ferreira
2.11.19
climate change

European Genocide of Indigenous Peoples in the Americas Cooled Earth’s Climate

Some 50 million Indigenous peoples died during the 16th century, a collapse that caused atmospheric carbon dioxide levels to drop.
Becky Ferreira
2.1.19
cow burps

Scientists Use ‘Breathalyzers’ and Lasers to Measure Cow Burps and Farts

Oklahoma cows belch out about a half-pound of methane daily.
Becky Ferreira
1.11.19
climate change

We Need to Completely Change Agriculture to Adapt to Climate Change

According to a new study, we’re growing too many grains, fats, and sugars and not enough fruits, vegetables, and protein.
Caroline Haskins
10.26.18
beer

Climate Change Will Cause Beer Shortages and Price Hikes, Study Says

Hundreds of millions of people may lose the luxury of enjoying a cold one on a hot day.
Becky Ferreira
10.15.18
climate change

Experts Want to Label Foods That Are Environmentally Unfriendly

Denmark has been toying with the idea of an environmental impact label on food products for years, and in the wake of the latest UN climate change report, the idea is getting renewed attention.
Kaleigh Rogers
10.15.18
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
9.19.18
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
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