food security

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
HOTY2017

These Greenhouse Designers Are Bringing Fresh Food to Arctic Communities

Stefany Nieto and Ben Canning are providing affordable, healthy food to remote communities, and involving locals in the process.
Jacob Dubé
12.13.17
What a Time to be Alive

Farm Researchers Are Using Military Face-Recognition Software to Inspect Grapes

Why measure sorghum when you can get a robot to do it faster?
Kaleigh Rogers
4.5.17
bro-licious

Meet the Meat-Free Burger That’s Winning Bros Over

Impossible Foods wants to win over the meat-eaters of the world, and keep them coming back.
Kaleigh Rogers
3.6.17
Science

Peru Keeps Thousands of Potato Seeds in an Earthquake-Proof Vault

Seed banks are often overlooked, but they’re an essential part of preserving food security.
Kaleigh Rogers
11.11.16
Food

Bayer Just Bought Monsanto, Here's Why You Should Care

The latest in a long list of major mergers could threaten food security.
Kaleigh Rogers
9.14.16
politics

Anti-GMO Protesters Threw Cow Dung at Scientists Trying to Solve Food Insecurity

Most of the attendees don’t even work with GM crops.
Kaleigh Rogers
8.31.16
Food

We Can Feed More People on an Omnivore Diet than a Vegan One, Study Shows

A new study shows we don’t need to forsake all animal products to feed the planet.
Kaleigh Rogers
7.25.16
Google

To Stop Marine Poachers, Google and Ecologists Are Ending Privacy at Sea

“I think if we can empower people to watch this tragedy unfold on their phones, we can break this cycle.”
Becky Ferreira
3.10.16
disease

Growing Corn in East Africa Is Attracting More Plague-Carrying Rats

A new study found plague-infected rodents were nearly twice as common on farms as they were in the wild.
Kaleigh Rogers
2.23.15
Culture

The Charts That Prove Everyone Eats Like America Now

And how that could be bad for global health, security, and stability.
Jason Koebler
3.3.14
Motherboard Blog

How to Stop Our Food From Killing the Climate From Killing Our Food

Climate change is so unfair to us. It already contributes massively to global food insecurity with "killer droughts":http://blogs.ei.columbia.edu/2011/08/01/the-role-of-drought-in-the-horn-of-africa-famine/, "awful floods":http://www.washingtonpost.com...
Ana Tiwathia
4.2.12