If edible insects are the future, we should talk about poop

Insects are touted as a major new source of protein, but scaling up Big Cricket could mean new problems—such as what to do with all their "frass."
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Colorado women in agriculture reach out to public to tell the story of farmers, ranchers

Colorado women in agriculture, who make up 37 percent of the state’s farmers and ranchers, are sharing their stories of what goes into producing food with members of the public.

To get antibiotics off your plate, vote with your wallet

Obama-era regulation was supposed to curtail livestock antibiotics. But consumers are pushing Perdue, McDonalds, Tyson, Walmart, and more to change.

Drilling overwhelms agency protecting America's land

The federal government manages a small part of the Permian Basin, the hottest oil field in the country.


Renewable energy aquaponics farm in Little Rock aims to combat world hunger

Hunger ending technology powered completely by solar and wind energy has made its way to the Natural State.


More than $125 million poured into food waste startups in 2018

An influx of money is going to companies that prevent food from going to waste. A report by ReFED tallies $125 million of private investment in the space in the first 10 months of 2018 alone.

Natural climate solutions could cancel out a fifth of U.S. emissions, study finds

Low-tech, time-tested forest, farm and land management techniques are effective, cheap and carry benefits well beyond tackling climate change.

Can better photosynthesis help feed the world?

As human population growth fuels the need for increased crop yields, researchers look to engineer plants that perform photosynthesis more efficiently.

Europe's move on antibiotic use in livestock leaves US in the dust again

The European Parliament is moving aggressively to prioritize human health over the meat industry.


Global warming: How bad can it be?

From our Trump on Earth podcast, we ask whether a reckoning with some of the horrifying possibilities of climate change moves people to action or complacency?

Denmark discusses labelling food for climate impact

The Danish government began discussing proposals Tuesday to oblige food manufacturers and supermarkets to put labels on their products that would rate their impact on the environment and climate.

Anna Morgan-Hayes: We must create rural resilience as we face rough roads ahead

As I contemplated the recent summer burn bans, I worried that perhaps my children will never remember a summer night of roasted marshmallows over a roaring campfire.


'This drought is different': it's drier and hotter – and getting worse

On the land and in the towns across Australia they're affected to varying degrees; some find it harder to cope.


Food waste wars: The imperfect enemy of the good

When a food justice organization accused Imperfect Produce of taking their customers, it unearthed a larger set of questions about the latest food-systems investment frenzy.
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