farming

Munchies

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

So relatable!
Jelisa Castrodale
4.12.19
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.
Austyn Gaffney
4.10.19
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
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
2.6.19
Listen

Let's Tidy-Up Some Misunderstandings of Marie Kondo's New Show

Plus, what really happened to farming communities, and who is to blame?
Rob Zacny
1.18.19
climate change

3 big takeaways from the government's bleak climate report

Frequent destructive weather events, deteriorating health, and a stunted economy.
Emma Ockerman
11.26.18
mental health

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?
Melissa Pandika
11.16.18
Cheese

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."
Lauren Rothman
10.18.18
Technology

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.
Lauren Rothman
10.2.18
dairy

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.
Lauren Rothman
8.8.18
Ye Olde Bread

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.
Becky Ferreira
7.16.18
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
7.13.18
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