In a remote village in Kenya, where it is difficult to cultivate crops, women have begun reshaping their fortunes by harvesting aloe plants and turning them into beauty products.
Neonicotinoids, toxic to bees and other insects, are spreading to farms through direct seed treatments—a factor that's gone unmeasured until now.
New research offers hope for prodding corn, wheat, and rice into a partnership with nitrogen-fixing bacteria.
Scientists have used computer models to imagine a world where crops are specially bred to reflect away more light and heat, without compromising productivity.
At a time when the worldwide wheat supply needs to grow, we might not even be able to keep it from diminishing.
Even as corn prices rise with the demand for biofuels, a simmering dispute percolates in Mexico where genetically modified imports from the U.S. are both welcomed and damned.