Farmworkers in South Texas marched 200 miles for better wages and working conditions, but the strike failed and workers today are still systematically underpay.
Cary Fowler is a Senior Advisor to the Global Crop Diversity Trust. On this week's show, he talks about unintended consequences of the rise of big agribusiness.
Federal programs that collect money from farmers to promote pork, beef and eggs are under attack. They now want to exempt their documents from FOIA.
Investment in food and agriculture technology startups reached $4.6 billion in 2015. The leading driver of that growth was investment in drones and robotics.
TPP would make it harder for countries to prevent GMOs from entering their markets if they’re already approved in the U.S.
Part of the problem in filling these jobs is location. Many recent college grads look to major cities for their first jobs, not the rural Midwest.
After months of negotiations, Monsanto announced on Wednesday that it would not try to purchase competitor Syngenta.
The fight over food containing genetically modified ingredients is at a fever pitch. It includes a little science, lots of money and a food system under fire.
Unmanned aerial vehicles aren’t just for spies or for the battlefield. Farmers all over the country think drones can give them a leg up, too.
Farmers are using precision information from their fields to prescribe exact doses of everything from seeds to fertilizer. How much data do they want to share?
After two years of partisan skirmishing, both chambers of the U.S Congress have approved a sweeping farm bill.
A new documentary film has explored a global movement to stop plummeting diversity in the world's food seed stocks.
The demise of a Farm Bill drafted in secrecy means the next version will go through standard Congressional channels, which has mixed implications for farmers.
Bluefin tuna are in danger of extinction because of overfishing. Can fish farms save tuna while still satisfying the global appetite for this fish?
President Obama outlined a plan to limit farm subsidies so that farmers who make over $250,000 will not receive them, but the plan met resistance.
A group of organic farmers are suing Monsanto to contest their patent on genetically modified seeds.
One of America's largest meat producing states could make it illegal to take pictures, videos, and unapproved recordings on farms.
In the final part of a three-part conversation, Wendell Berry talks about what communities need to do to be sustainable and he explains why he is hopeful.
In part two of a three-part conversation, Wendell Berry talks about land economy vs. the money system and how to translate local focus into global awareness.
In part one of a three-part conversation, Wendell Berry describes how machines have changed the country and why it's important to be conscious of your place.