Did a Conspiracy Between the World's Largest Fertilizer Companies Crash the Food Economy?
A new report suggests that a clandestine cartel of fertilizer companies drove food prices so high that they precipitated a crisis that drove 44 million people into poverty.
Agricultural Runoff Is Putting Babies and Viagra Users in Danger
High nitrate levels in drinking water—a result of agricultural runoff—is putting Ohio infants and Viagra users at risk of health problems. But that's only the tip of the nitrogen-rich iceberg, as agricultural pollution is costing us $157 billion each...
There's a Downside to All That Greek Yogurt You're Eating
Acid whey, a byproduct from yogurt production, is harmful to rivers and streams but companies are seeking out ingenious ways to limit environmental impacts by repurposing waste.