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'As a Black woman, I just want to yell into the heavens about how accessible this information should be and how accessible so many of these foods are.'
The state’s agriculture sector has lost an estimated $600 million or more. Crop and livestock damage could mean shortages and higher prices beyond Texas.
In the small coastal country, an exploding industry has led to big economic promises, and a steep environmental price.

Matheus Sborgia, a Brazilian chef, decided to bet on regenerative agriculture after inheriting his grandfather's cattle ranch in the heart of the Cerrado.

Herders in the Yamal Peninsula despair as thick layers of ice prevent their animals from getting access to the indispensable lichen.
Popeyes announced new food quality and sustainability commitments as part of a 5-year plan facilitated by parent company Restaurant Brands International. Those commitments extend from its food to its packaging.
Culling animals infected with brucellosis is the norm elsewhere. But in India cows are protected, so how do farmers control disease?
Seville’s oranges are too bitter to eat fresh, but they’re a famous ingredient in marmalade—and, now, in the city’s electrical grid.
Big questions remain about the future of food waste disposal in a city of 8 million that committed to sending zero waste to the landfill by 2030.
In Maine, inmates are growing vegetables and making meals from scratch to replace the deadly diets they have long been served.
Skipjack are the world’s most abundant tuna. They’re resilient, but can they outswim our demand for this pantry staple?

Poultry farmers have again had their demand for government compensation over the fipronil in eggs scandal rejected, this time by appeal court judges, who say it is up to farmers to ensure the quality of their product.

Olsen Custom Farms of Hendricks, Minn., has constructed a 14-acre site for making “humus compost" from the farm's 3,500-head confinement beef custom feedlot near Toronto, S.D.

As the session passes its halfway point, more than two-thirds of bills related to the environment are now dead. Here's what they would have done.
Some Nicaraguan coffee farmers are experimenting with a more diverse and sustainable mix of crops, which could prove to be more profitable and better equipped to handle rising temperatures.

The UK's largest water company has apologised after it was fined £2.3m for polluting a stream with sewage that killed more than 1,000 fish.

We rely on fresh water for drinking, food, and sanitation, and they’re in trouble. But freshwater issues are becoming a higher priority for conservationists.
Farmers Post would let people sign up for cheap boxes of fresh produce from their local farms and get them delivered to their door.
While some large ag companies are working to bring on-site vaccination stations to their workers, complications abound in protecting these front-line workers from COVID-19.
The U.S. and Canada say that with the completion of a 2-year report on stream monitoring, the work of the landmark commission is done. Tribes and fishing groups disagree.
From setting up shell companies to using tax havens, the owners of fishing vessels employ extreme measures to hide their identities.
More research is needed to determine threat to deer populations.

Some water experts fear that a long-held aspiration to develop more water in the Upper Colorado River Basin is creating another chance to let politics and not science lead the way on river management.

Maryland has enacted some of the nation's toughest water-quality regulations to prevent the $2.7 billion chicken industry from polluting the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries.

Citrus greening has decimated Florida's industry and the infection is spreading in California. But a novel treatment, still in the testing phase, may suppress the disease and give trees immunity.

A Maine startup is drawing high-profile support for its low-tech plan to soak up carbon emissions. It says its kelp farms will sink to the ocean floor and lock the carbon away for millennia.

Continued population growth needs to be halted to reach an ecologically sustainable future. Increased foreign aid could help.
Lead, arsenic and cadmium are commonly found in baby foods, but also in many of the ingredients families use to make their own.

A new study points to a stunning loss of topsoil in the Corn Belt — the result of farming practices that have depleted this once-fertile ground.

Farmers in India are engaged in nearly the same fight U.S. farmers waged 40 years ago—against the same corporate interests.

The court will decide whether Georgia must cap its water use from the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint basin and allow more water to flow downstream to Florida.

A landmark initiative in California is taking vaccines to the fields, targeting an immigrant work force that is at high risk for COVID-19. Many of the workers are undocumented, raising questions about whether they should have priority.

Around the world, soils are in trouble. And unless we take action, so will be the farmers and consumers who depend on them. But some growers can see a way to save the ground beneath our feet.
Tech giants like Google and Facebook appear to be aiding and abetting a vicious government campaign against Indian climate activists.
Smelt from Lake Superior join trout in Miller Creek and walleye in Rice Lake with high levels of PFAS “forever chemicals.”