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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
let them eat trash
let them eat trash

Garbage Contains All of the Nutrients Missing from Our Diet

A new study analyzes the nutrition value of food waste and it’s got everything our diet is lacking.
Kaleigh Rogers
5.23.17
go figure
go figure

The Woman Who Gave Water to a Thirsty Pig Won’t Go to Jail

The Canadian case drew a contentious argument over animal welfare and property rights.
Kaleigh Rogers
5.4.17
Weed Week
Weed Week

Kentucky Burned 100 Pounds of Hemp Because It Was Too Dank

Anything with more than 0.3 percent THC is far too potent.
Kaleigh Rogers
4.17.17