Insects Are In 'Catastrophic' Decline Worldwide, Scientists Warn
More than 40 percent of insects are at risk of extinction within 100 years.
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.
This Engineer Is Building a DIY Mars Habitat In His Backyard
How Jeff Raymond is pioneering sustainable agriculture for Earth and Mars.
Trump-Backed Legal Immigration Cuts Could Wreck US Farming Industry
If Trump's immigration plans go through, your dinner will look very different.
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?
What Would Happen if All the Bees Went Extinct?
It's almost impossible to overstate the importance of pollinators in our ecosystem.
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.
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Morgan Irons is Running Her Own Martian Farming Experiment
"We want to help with human expansion into deep spaces on Earth, Mars, and beyond."
This Scientific Breakthrough Could Completely Change the Way the World Grows Food
The solution? Just get plant life to more efficiently photosynthesize.
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.
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.
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.