crops

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
coffee

More Than Half of Wild Coffee Species Are at Risk of Extinction

Wild coffee is not normally harvested, but it is crucial to the sustainability of cultivated varieties like Arabica and Rustica.
Becky Ferreira
1.17.19
HOTY2017

This Engineer Is Building a DIY Mars Habitat In His Backyard

How Jeff Raymond is pioneering sustainable agriculture for Earth and Mars.
Daniel Oberhaus
12.15.17
humans of the year

Morgan Irons is Running Her Own Martian Farming Experiment

"We want to help with human expansion into deep spaces on Earth, Mars, and beyond."
Becky Ferreira
2.6.17
videos

Inside the Arctic Seed Vault Designed to Save Humanity From Extinction

Take a tour of the 'Noah's Ark' of agricultural diversity, designed to safely store over 4.5 million crop samples.
MOTHERBOARD STAFF
11.11.16
CRISPR

Monsanto Agrees to Use Gene-Editing Tool CRISPR Responsibly

The Broad Institute granted Monsanto the first license allowing CRISPR/Cas9 to be used for agricultural products.
Daniel Oberhaus
9.24.16
Food

Another Reason We Can’t Live Without Bees: They Can Deliver Pesticides

Thanks, lil guys!
Kaleigh Rogers
8.2.16
nasa

It's Safe to Eat These 4 Crops Grown in 'Martian Soil'

A recent lab analysis revealed that the radishes, peas, tomatoes, and cress that Wieger Wamelink grew in 'Martian soil' were safe to eat.
Emiko Jozuka
6.24.16
News

How to Stop a Plague of Locusts

Step one: pray.
Kaleigh Rogers
1.28.16
argentina

What the Locust Plague in Argentina Looks Like

Farmers are fighting back against the biggest influx in 60 years.
Kari Paul
1.26.16
Hardcore

Farming Simulator’s $300 Controller Is About as Hardcore as Gaming Gets

Farming with keyboards is for noobs.
Emanuel Maiberg
11.28.15
nasa

Scientists Have Already Built a Prototype Greenhouse for Mars

A NASA-backed project has created a way to feed future martian explorers.
Kaleigh Rogers
10.12.15
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