A new study confirms that worldwide, we’re increasingly eating foods from the same small number of staple crops, which makes …
How Uncle Sam Is Helping to Feed the Honeybees
A new program at the USDA will pay farmers and ranchers to plant bee-friendly crops. It’s about time
Can Urban Beekeeping Stop the Beepocalypse?
Los Angeles is ready to make urban beekeeping legal, just as colony collapse disorder is ravaging commercial bee populations
Waiter, There’s Fox in My Donkey Meat: The Global Scandal of Food Fraud
Chinese consumers are outraged after Wal-Marts sell donkey meat that is adulterated with cheap fox. But China is hardly the only country grappling with fraudulent meat
The Triple Whopper Environmental Impact of Global Meat Production
Livestock production may have a bigger impact on the planet than anything else. A new study shows how the effects vary from country to country — and points the way toward a more sustainable future
Reports Peg Lingering Problems With Meat Production in the U.S.
In 2008 a report from the Pew Commission laid out the many problems with factory farms in damning detail. Five years later, little has changed
Howard G. Buffett Wants to End Hunger, One Chance at a Time
The son of one of the wealthiest men in the world is giving away $3 billion as fast as he can, in an effort to change farming and food.
Freak Blizzard Kills Tens of Thousands of South Dakota Cattle—and Washington Does Nothing
An unexpectedly early winter storm buried cattle ranchers in South Dakota. They’re trying to rebuild, but the shutdown in DC and the lack of a farm bill holds them back.
Honeybees Are Still Hurting, But Backyard (and Rooftop) Beekeepers Can Help
Honeybee losses keep piling up and scientists don’t know why. In the meantime, though, hobbyist beekeepers can help keep the embattled insect going
A Warmer World Will Mean More Pests and Pathogens for Crops
Diseases like the potato blight have ruined harvests in the past — and still haunt farmers today. Research suggests climate change will spread those pests and pathogens