Oprah Thinks Buying Avocados is 'Ridiculous,' So She Bought an Avocado Orchard
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.
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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.
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.
Let's Tidy-Up Some Misunderstandings of Marie Kondo's New Show
Plus, what really happened to farming communities, and who is to blame?
Young Farmers Are Cashing in on Hemp to Live Happier
In recent years, media attention has attributed the anxiety, depression, and suicide among farmers to factors beyond their control. Could growing cannabis for CBD turn the tide?
American Cheese Obsessives Are 'Adopting' Alpine Cheesemakers to Preserve a Fading Tradition
“It seemed like a good way to get our hands on some obscure, off-the-beaten path cheese. What started as curiosity became an obsession."
This Lettuce-Peeling Robot Is Another Step Toward Human-Free Agriculture
It won't happen overnight, but mechanization is a growing threat to the agricultural labor force.
Trump's Tariffs Are Kicking California's Dairy Industry While It's Down
Nearly 140 California dairies have shuttered in just three years, and things only seem to be getting worse.
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The Oldest Bread Ever Found Dates Back 14,400 Years and Predates Agriculture
The discovery suggests that Natufian hunter-gatherers baked bread from wild grains long before it was cultivated from crops.
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.
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?”