agriculture

Munchies

Oprah Thinks Buying Avocados is 'Ridiculous,' So She Bought an Avocado Orchard

So relatable!
Jelisa Castrodale
4.12.19
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
international women's day

The Woman Refusing to Let Palestine's Farming Roots Die

Vivien Sansour founded The Palestinian Heirloom Library in hopes to revive plants threatened by occupation, climate change, and agribusiness.
Leila Ettachfini
3.8.19
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
2.14.19
agriculture

Tinder-Style App Now Ensures Dairy Cows Are Having More Sex Than You

If only online dating was this wholesome for humans.
Jelisa Castrodale
2.13.19
insects

Insects Are In 'Catastrophic' Decline Worldwide, Scientists Warn

More than 40 percent of insects are at risk of extinction within 100 years.
Becky Ferreira
2.11.19
climate change

European Genocide of Indigenous Peoples in the Americas Cooled Earth’s Climate

Some 50 million Indigenous peoples died during the 16th century, a collapse that caused atmospheric carbon dioxide levels to drop.
Becky Ferreira
2.1.19
cow burps

Scientists Use ‘Breathalyzers’ and Lasers to Measure Cow Burps and Farts

Oklahoma cows belch out about a half-pound of methane daily.
Becky Ferreira
1.11.19
Off-Menu

It's Thursday, January 10, and a New Taco Bell Billboard Inexplicably Dispenses Cheese

Plus, what Justin Trudeau won't do for a beer.
Hannah Keyser
1.10.19
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
Motherboard

We Need to Completely Change Agriculture to Adapt to Climate Change

According to a new study, we’re growing too many grains, fats, and sugars and not enough fruits, vegetables, and protein.
Caroline Haskins
10.26.18
agriculture

Agricultural Workers Face Constant, Horrific Human Rights Violations, a New UN Report Shows

Each year, an average of 170,000 agricultural workers are killed at work globally.
Hannah Keyser
10.26.18
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