All work and no food would make the colonists very sad. Also very, very dead.
The practice could reduce the need for pesticides, improve soil quality, and absorb carbon dioxide.
Until now, we didn’t know if the two greeted with a handshake or a bloodbath.
It could make a big difference in many parts of the world.
In a new advancement, scientists developed an algorithm that can identify sick plants based on sight alone.
Domestication could’ve well happened on its own.
A tiny plant with a lot of genes.
More and more evidence is piling up against the use of pesticides.
Can we feed the world without pesticides?
As the newly elected president Trump starts his crusade of bashing environmentalism, a new study shows that climate change will affect US agriculture — whether we admit it or not.
Robots are getting smarter and smarter.
Farm smart not hard.
The improvement is simply astonishing.
The sun and the sea – that’s all it needs.
By limiting the growth of their roots, grassy crops conserve soil water during drought.
Food grown on Mars has been officially declared edible.
Humans are throwing away an insane quantity of food, both in the developed and in developing countries. While in the latter case this can be attributed to economic and technological constrains, the former is primarily consumer-driven. And the sum of individual choices adds up to major impacts on a global scale, a new study finds.
In 2001 a foot-and-mouth disease outbreak in the United Kingdom was traced back to a farmer that illegally fed uncooked waste to his pigs. It left the country’s agricultural industry in tatters — over 10 million sheep and cattle were killed in an effort to contain the disease. Later that year EU legislators banned the use of human food waste (or swill) as pig feed, a decision that is now coming under a lot of fire from disgruntled livestock farmers and the scientific community.
Climate change and agriculture are so interrelated that you basically can’t talk about addressing climate change without bringing agriculture into the mix. At COP21, the climate summit in Paris, governments, NGOs and private entities joined hands to announce several initiatives focusing on some of the most pressing issues in agriculture: soils in agriculture, the livestock sector, food losses and waste, and sustainable production methods and resilience of farmers.