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Unas leyes anacrónicas impiden que haya una competencia justa entre los agricultores de la isla y los productos importados del territorio continental.
While 'ethnic,' 'authentic,' and 'exotic' foods are seen as cultural assets, they’ve become magnets for development—pricing out long-time residents and immigrant communities.

Off-farm income contributed an average of 82% of total income for family farms in 2019, according to a U.S. Department of Agriculture analysis.

President Biden is unwinding Donald Trump’s environmental legacy, while forging his own. The Washington Post is chronicling every step.
Lab-grown meat has been hailed as a solution to humanity's unsustainable consumption of animal products, but some say the idea is a fantasy.
The F.D.A. has been without a permanent chief since President Biden took office.
Some analysts say they cannot determine if plant-based foods are more sustainable than meat because the companies are not transparent about their emissions.
Nearly 50 countries are dealing with serious hunger levels as 320 million people lost access to adequate food last year, a newly released index shows.
In the new scientific (and literal) field of agrivoltaics, researchers are showing how panels can increase yields and reduce water use on a warming planet.

Unless CO2 emissions drop significantly, global warming will make the Amazon barren, the American Midwest tropical, and India too hot to live in by 2500, according to a team of scientists.

Many Marsh Arabs, the wetlands' indigenous population, were displaced after Saddam Hussein drained the land. Now a cycle of water crises threatens their way of life.

Preliminary research on P.E.I. farms shows that irrigating potatoes helps the plants better use nitrogen in fertilizer, so it doesn't end up leaching into the environment.

Statistics also show that new Indianapolis gardeners are younger and more diverse. They may not know that an invisible hazard may exist in their soil: lead.

In 2018, a California school groundskeeper took Monsanto Company to court, alleging that Roundup, one of America's most popular weed killers, caused his Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma cancer.

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Dr. Shanna H. Swan, one of the world's leading environmental and reproductive epidemiologists, teamed up with animation specialists, After Skool, to outline the impact of environmental exposures on men's and women's reproductive health.

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In Pembroke, the well-intended efforts of mostly white nature conservationists overlook one thing: The township’s Black farming community has never fully supported them. Now, a generations-old way of life is threatened by the push for conservation.
Replacing pesticides with barn owls for rodent control was one of several innovations that marked a new appetite for more environmentally sustainable production in California vineyards.
The five-point plan laid out by the Better Chicken Commitment seeks to improve animal welfare, but it's unclear if corporations will honor their commitments.

With climate change threatening traditional coffee farming, Finnish scientists say they have produced coffee from cell cultures with an aroma and taste resembling the real thing.

An action program to limit nitrogen seepage from Irish farms has failed to protect hundreds of Irish rivers, lakes and water bodies from widespread agricultural pollution that can pose a risk to human health.

African swine fever killed half the pigs in China. There is no vaccine and no treatment. Now it’s in the Caribbean and on the doorstep of the US.

The legislation aimed at regulating North Carolina's huge and largely unregulated poultry industry seemed modest in scope, requiring commercial chicken farms to submit waste management plans to environmental regulators so the public would know where millions of tons of chicken “litter" ends up.

The motion to intervene filed on Tuesday includes declarations from six farmers alleging discrimination from the Agriculture Department and Farm Service Agency loan programs.
The program from the nonprofit Native Conservancy is helping cultivate food sovereignty, regenerate the marine environment, and boost the local economy.

Kernza — a domesticated form of wheatgrass developed by scientists at the nonprofit Land Institute — tastes like wheat but is much better for the planet.

Though overfishing remains a global problem, a science-driven approach has led to surprisingly sustainable practices in some countries, including the U.S.
The author of ‘Bet the Farm’ talks about becoming a new farmer in middle age, the huge barriers to entry, and preparing for climate change.
Without adequate oversight, there is little incentive for employers to protect workers during wildfire season.
Researchers used machine learning to analyze more than 100,000 studies of weather events and found that four-fifths of the world’s land area has suffered impacts linked to global warming.
A new bipartisan bill would treat it that way.
Madagascar produces less than 0.01% of global carbon dioxide emissions - but amid a fourth year of drought in the Grand Sud region the U.N. is warning of a 'climate change famine'.

Burnishing his green credentials before the Cop21 summit, it was with pride that Prince Charles revealed that he runs his Aston Martin on "surplus English white wine and whey from the cheese process".

Climate change studies are twice as likely to focus on wealthier countries in Europe and North America than low-income countries like those in Africa and the Pacific Islands. That blind spot is a problem.

Heat, access to food, and human suffering will affect companion animals both owned and unowned.

Farmers are paid to leave a portion of their lands dry and fallow, and the water saved over the next three years is expected to translate into 3 feet of additional water in Lake Mead, which has declined to its lowest levels since it was filled in the 1930s following the construction of Hoover Dam.

One of the worst droughts in decades is compounding the economic crisis that deepened when the Taliban overthrew the previous government.