Inside a climate-controlled laboratory at the Duarte Nursery outside Modesto, an experiment is taking place that could help determine what food we will eat for decades to come.
U.S. agriculture needs to make a systemwide shift that cuts carbon emissions, reduces vulnerability to climate chaos and prioritizes economic justice.
Under lucrative arrangements, states are increasingly leasing prisoners to harvest food for American consumers at a rate not seen since Jim Crow.
Under the new law, local standards regulating industrial-scale livestock operations cannot be stricter than any of those set by the state.
We can help build a non-extractive economy by offering non-exploitative loans to people of color and the formerly incarcerated.
Without a drastic change to the system, sustainable agriculture risks becoming an esoteric side note—or simply another way for those with money to live healthier lives than those without.
North Carolina has acutely felt the downside of a massive, environmentally damaging pork production industry, but a better model may be emerging.
Two men carry freshly cut conifers to be used as Christmas trees at the Gut Kuehren plantation in Kuehren near Kiel, northern Germany.
An economist explains how the trade conflict with China continues to harm American farmers as well as the overall economy.
For decades, a small federal program has been helping the students of farmworkers win at college by smothering them with support.
Veterinarians have become an integral part of the humanitarian response to malnutrition in the war-torn country.
Those living near factory farms have to contend with noxious odors, toxic emissions, and swarms of insects, and have had little success in obtaining relief—but that is changing.
As global warming forces farmers in northwestern Rwanda to move to higher elevations, the fragile gorilla population will be put more at risk.
Nigeria is facing an escalation in clashes between farmers and herders over land use and resources that is deepening along religious and ethnic lines.
A protest in Petaluma, California, prompts the question: Do we have a right to help farm animals that are suffering?
Locals in one of the country's vital biodiversity hotspots have found that traditional farming methods are helping them produce more crops while preserving the forest.
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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.
Indian laborers excavate sand from the dry riverbed of Sabarmati river near Gandhinagar, India, on March 15th, 2018.