Farmers are looking for ways to reduce the time, energy, and resources that go into producing food. Boosting efficiency helps them meet the growing demands for food, increase productivity and profitability, and conserve natural resources. Robots working in the field may be an essential tool for the future of farming. Scientists and engineers around the world are designing ingenious new machines.
In this link collection, we show you what Vegas-style farming looks like, learn about cooking from botanists, and answer the eternal question: “Can I eat that?”
There’s a lot of confusing information out there about whether GMOs are safe are not. But what’s the real deal?
How do you decide when to buy organic and when not to? One of our writers gets three “normal” perspectives on this question — from her own family.
You’ve seen the worrisome headlines and you’re understandably concerned about honey bee populations and their health. So, what do scientists say about their status?
When it comes to feeding your family safely, who can you trust? Here’s what we’ve heard from you about GMOs, safety, and nutrition — and what we’re doing to keep the conversation going.
Our latest collection of food and farming links features personalized nutrition labels, the story of a pro-GMO convert, and an intro to alternative pollinators.
In our latest collection of food and farming links, we cover a five-step plan to feed the world (no biggie), how GMOs can be good for sustainability, and more.
There’s a ton of great stories and perspectives on food out there. In this recurring feature, we bring you the best (and weirdest) from around the web.
“I hope another big company launches a site to tell me how great it is,” said no one ever. And that’s not why we’re here. We’re here because we asked people what they really care about. Here’s what we learned.
Ever wonder who makes sure pesticides are safe? Meet Dana Sargent, the unstoppable force who helps put pesticides through the ringer before they see the light of the day.
You're scrolling through your newsfeed, and a story jumps out: Scientists found an unpronounceable chemical in drinking water! Time to panic? Here's what you need to know.
We keep working to make farming better — so we can provide nutritious food at a nice price, foster global prosperity, and protect our environment
It’s not easy being a little green plant. These tools are helping reduce food waste, feed more families, and protect the environment.
Plant breeders are making fruits and veggies better, tastier, and healthier. Here’s how the magic (i.e. science) happens.
Farming has come a long way since Old MacDonald. Satellites, robots and other cool tech are helping farmers conserve resources, produce more food, and lower costs.
Bees are amazing workers, and some play a big role putting food on our plates. Want to give them a helping hand? Here are five ways to get started.