crops

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
coffee

More Than Half of Wild Coffee Species Are at Risk of Extinction

Wild coffee is not normally harvested, but it is crucial to the sustainability of cultivated varieties like Arabica and Rustica.
Becky Ferreira
1.17.19
HOTY2017

This Engineer Is Building a DIY Mars Habitat In His Backyard

How Jeff Raymond is pioneering sustainable agriculture for Earth and Mars.
Daniel Oberhaus
12.15.17
Voices

Trump-Backed Legal Immigration Cuts Could Wreck US Farming Industry

If Trump's immigration plans go through, your dinner will look very different.
Demetria Irwin
8.8.17
agriculture

This Seed Sharing Network Was Designed Like a Dating Site

Will co-opting the appeal of online dating services be enough to secure crop diversity the world over?
Alex Swerdloff
5.7.17
survival guide

What Would Happen if All the Bees Went Extinct?

It's almost impossible to overstate the importance of pollinators in our ecosystem.
AC Shilton
3.1.17
Science

Hacking Quinoa DNA Could Help Solve Our Food Security Crisis

Researchers at the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology in Saudi Arabia say that by decoding the seed’s genome sequence, its DNA can be altered to significantly enhance yield.
Daisy Meager
2.9.17
humans of the year

Morgan Irons is Running Her Own Martian Farming Experiment

"We want to help with human expansion into deep spaces on Earth, Mars, and beyond."
Becky Ferreira
2.6.17
Science

This Scientific Breakthrough Could Completely Change the Way the World Grows Food

The solution? Just get plant life to more efficiently photosynthesize.
Alex Swerdloff
11.20.16
politics

Will China Stop Importing America's Crops Under a Trump Presidency?

Last year, the US sent $20.2 billion worth of agricultural products to China, with soybeans as the biggest export. But Trump's policies could dramatically change that.
Wyatt Marshall
11.15.16
videos

Inside the Arctic Seed Vault Designed to Save Humanity From Extinction

Take a tour of the 'Noah's Ark' of agricultural diversity, designed to safely store over 4.5 million crop samples.
MOTHERBOARD STAFF
11.11.16
Florida

Nobody Wants Your Stupid Orange Juice Anymore, Florida

America’s dangling land appendage is responsible for 58 percent of our total citrus production, but going forward, that might not be the case.
Jelisa Castrodale
10.13.16
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