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Putting cows on a seaweed diet helps curb their methane burps
Less methane-filled flatulence could make for a more sustainable way to raise livestock.
These chickens earned a healthier label from the USDA
What happens when you cross a Transylvanian Naked Neck with two other breeds?
Appalachia’s ginseng goldmine may not last much longer
Locals are racing to preserve the overharvested plant, which holds great medicinal and economic potential.
An unprecedented locust swarm is creating unlikely allies
In an effort to save farmers’ livelihoods, Pakistan and India have teamed up for a sophisticated surveillance system along the border.
The ‘chew chew cult’ is a Victorian diet fad that should really, really never come back
And other weird things we learned this week.
Last year’s historic floods ruined 20 million acres of farmland
2019 was a terrible year for farmers, and climate change will only make things worse.
These gene-edited tomatoes grow in cute little bouquets suited to urban farming
Soon we could have bushes of cucumbers and kiwis, too.
Our french fry supply is safe for now, but the future is uncertain
Though potatoes are a resilient crop, weird weather is putting them in peril.
Is organic food bad for the environment?
Picking lower-impact produce is more complicated than just choosing between organic and conventional.
Brazilian farmers owe Monsanto $7.7 billion, court rules
The latest lawsuit shows just how complex—and onerous—Monsanto’s patent rights are.