PepsiCo Tells Farmers: 'Join Us or Grow Other Potatoes'
How plant patents work in the U.S. and India.
Climate Change Could Devastate Crop Yields. But New Research Shows Farmers Can Adapt.
To keep up crop production, farmers must continue to adjust to a warming climate.
Maasai Women Grow Their Economic Prospects by Harvesting Aloe
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.
Bee-Harming Pesticides Are More Common Than Anyone Thought
Neonicotinoids, toxic to bees and other insects, are spreading to farms through direct seed treatments—a factor that's gone unmeasured until now.
Evolutionary Map Could Help Farmers Eliminate Fertilizer
New research offers hope for prodding corn, wheat, and rice into a partnership with nitrogen-fixing bacteria.
Better-Bred Crops Could Send Global Warming Out to Space
Scientists have used computer models to imagine a world where crops are specially bred to reflect away more light and heat, without compromising productivity.
How Climate Change Will Affect Our Ancient Relationship With Wheat
At a time when the worldwide wheat supply needs to grow, we might not even be able to keep it from diminishing.
The DNA of Corn: Mexican Peasants vs. Techno-science
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.