agriculture

food news

Brutal Murder of 19 People in Mexico Could Be Related to Avocado Trade, Expert Says

A researcher believes the horrifying public display of bodies that took place in Uruapan this week stems back to the high demand for avocados.
Jelisa Castrodale
8.12.19
fruit

‘Kiwigate’ Is France’s Latest Food Fraud Scam

Fruit producers passed Italian kiwis off as French so they could charge more per fruit and earned over $6 million in profit.
Bettina Makalintal
3.26.19
Books

‘The Way We Eat Now’ Untangles the Confusing World of Modern Eating

Bee Wilson's new book is a rigorous look at the global and economic forces that shape how we feed ourselves.
Ruby Lott-Lavigna
3.21.19
farming

Brexit Is a Nightmare for Farmers’ Mental Health

Many British agricultural workers already struggle with rural isolation and financial strain. Now, Brexit uncertainty is making things significantly worse.
Ellie Broughton
3.4.19
insects

Buying Organic Will At Least Help Save Some Bugs, According to Experts

According to a new study, pesticides and intensive agriculture are causing large-scale insect deaths.
Bettina Makalintal
2.15.19
bees

The First-Ever Insect Vaccine Is Designed to Protect Bees from Devastating Diseases

The Queen eats the vaccine, and then passes on the immunization to further generations.
Bettina Makalintal
12.11.18
Munchies

The Avocado Black Market Is So Bad in New Zealand That There Are Waiting Lists to Buy Trees

Earlier this year, the price of a single avocado in New Zealand peaked at NZ$7, or about £3.61.
Lauren Rothman
8.15.18
farming

Farming as Resistance: Reviving Indigenous Agricultural Practices in Palestine

"If we as Palestinians cannot produce our own food, build our own shelter, have our own energy—how can we get rid of this occupation?”
Luna Alqamar
7.12.18
Food

Your Bottomless Hunger for Avocados Is Causing Droughts in Chile

When they say guac is extra, they mean that your avocado obsession is leaving thousands in Chile disenfranchised and plagued by drought.
Lauren Rothman
5.22.18
vegetables

This British Farm Is Hiding a Japanese Vegetable Paradise

NamaYasai is no ordinary farm. In its fields and greenhouses grows a cornucopia of Japanese produce: yuzu, edamame, shiso, and daikon.
Angela Hui
5.9.18
Munchies

This Farm Is Occupied by Squatters Who Are Making Incredible Olive Oil

The abandoned hillside location on the outskirts of Chianti is run by a collective of farmers without a boss.
Diletta Sereni
1.5.18
meat

This Is What Deer Stalkers Eat for Breakfast

“It was a male muntjac weighing about eight kilos. Here’s his liver and his kidneys.”
Johanna Derry
11.17.17
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