EPA backtracks on aerial pesticide ban

EPA said it won't end aerial spraying of the herbicide paraquat, reversing a restriction the agency recommended during the Trump administration.

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How Black foragers find freedom in the natural world

Foraging has opened their eyes not just to the possibilities of new food sources, but to the legacy of land separation.

Minnesota’s low rivers stressing irrigators, recreationists - and potentially, critters

Rivers across Minnesota are very low because of the severe drought encompassing much of the state. That's affecting a lot of people who rely on rivers and streams for their livelihood.


A race against time to feed the world

Agrochemical scientist Sarah Iveson is excited about digital agriculture’s potential to make crops more resilient to climate change as the global population grows.

20 solutions-focused food and agriculture stories for your summer inspiration

A look back at our recent reporting on some of the people and programs making a positive difference across every aspect of our food system and society.

In drought-plagued northern Mexico, tens of thousands of cows are starving to death

Sonora is the cattle capital of Mexico. But prolonged drought is killing off the herds.

California bacon ban? State to enforce animal welfare proposition

At the beginning of next year, California will begin enforcing an animal welfare proposition approved overwhelmingly by voters in 2018 that requires more space for breeding pigs, egg-laying chickens and veal calves.


California wine country rebuilds as climate change and wildfire threats persist

The drought in Northern California is severe, and the risk of fires remains high. But winemakers are trying to adapt to climate change.

Caffeine may help bumblebees pollinate more effectively, study shows

The caffeine in the morning coffee that primes many humans for the day appears to inject bumblebees with a similar dose of purpose, helping them pollinate more effectively, a study has found.


Canada's farmers say heat wave, drought show agriculture needs support

A heatwave in B.C. and drought elsewhere in the country have farmers weighing the ravages of climate change on their crops.

Climate change and conflict are driving world hunger, inequality: UN chief

The world's food system creates a third of all greenhouse gas emissions and accounts for roughly 80 percent of the loss in biodiversity, UN leader says.


Pollution turns Argentina lagoon bright pink

A lagoon in Argentina's southern Patagonia region has turned bright pink in a striking, but frightful phenomenon experts and activists blame on pollution by a chemical used to preserve prawns for export.

Chef says climate change can be tackled if you cook the way your momma (really) did

There is nothing more dear to us than our food culture – what our momma cooks, what our grandma fed us. Being told that what is on our plate is hurting the planet can feel like a threat to our souls.


What growing avocados in Sicily tells us about climate change and the future of food

Climate change is shifting the frontiers of where food is grown as farmers and agricultural businesses adapt to warmer temperatures around the world.

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How joining a climate program could save Western Pennsylvania kids’ lives and lungs

As Pennsylvania moves to join a regional greenhouse gas initiative, experts say it will also reduce toxics, foster healthier kids, and save the state billions. But GOP policymakers and industry groups remain opposed.

Bayer heads into next U.S. cancer trial, opening statements set for Thursday

The trial comes a week after Bayer announced it would stop selling Roundup.

Putting people at the center of medicine, research, and policy

The most impactful healthcare and research keeps community service at its core.

Fractured: The body burden of living near fracking

EHN.org scientific investigation finds western Pennsylvania families near fracking are exposed to harmful chemicals, and regulations fail to protect communities' mental, physical, and social health.

Opinion: Get high-risk pesticides out of our bodies

Four ways to fix systemic problems plaguing food and agriculture safety

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