farming

Cannabis

Hemp Is Good, but Probably Won't Save America's Struggling Farmers

Experts worry that hemp advocates have overhyped its potential as a cash crop in the US.
Austyn Gaffney
4.11.19
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
Munchies

World War II Grenades Keep Ending Up in Food Factories and Restaurants

Trenches that were filled with explosives often ended up as farm fields, still laced with forgotten bombs.
Bettina Makalintal
2.7.19
meat

Britain Must ‘Seriously Consider’ a Meat Tax, Says MP

Green MP Caroline Lucas made the controversial proposal at the Oxford Farming Conference today.
Ruby Lott-Lavigna
1.4.19
veganism

PETA Requests English Village Change Its Name from ‘Wool’ to ‘Vegan Wool’

Fighting the good fight.
Ruby Lott-Lavigna
11.23.18
Vegan

What It’s Like to Run a Dairy Farm When No One Drinks Milk Anymore

As milk sales decline and dairy-free diets become more popular, what does the future look like for Britain’s dairies?
Ruby Lott-Lavigna
10.19.18
farming

Where Are All the Young Farmers?

Even in Wales, where 88 percent of the land area is in agricultural use, just 3 percent of farmers are under 35.
Anna Bowen
10.16.18
veganism

Why These Pig Farmers Just Opened a Vegan Sausage Factory

Heck is one of the UK's best-selling pork sausage brands, but now the family-run company is turning to vegan products.
Ruby Lott-Lavigna
9.21.18
milk

This Farmyard Fitness Festival Wants to Get Millennials Drinking Milk Again

“I know a lot of young people don’t see milk as particularly healthy. It’s the same with meat—why do people not buy brisket anymore?”
Josh Barrie
9.4.18
farming

The Future of Milk Production Could Be This Floating Dairy Farm

A port in Rotterdam is preparing for the world’s first floating dairy farm, a three-storey concrete raft housing 40 cows and producing 1,000 litres of milk a day.
Caroline Stocks
8.28.18
birds

Farming Edible Birds' Nests Is a Stinky But Lucrative Business

I was given a rare glimpse inside a bird spit farm in Vietnam. The stuff sells for upwards of $500 a pound, but it ain't pretty.
Wesley Grover
7.16.18
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
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