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June 3, 2016


cary fowler

An Issue Of Balance: Productivity Vs. Diversity In Modern Ag

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.

June 2, 2016


The chairperson of a small farmer's co-operative in Northern Uganda holds a handful of harvested finger millet.

Study Says Climate Change Increases Food Toxins

A new United Nations report shows that food crops produce more toxins as they adapt to changing weather, a problem that will worsen as global temperatures rise.

May 24, 2016


monarch butterflies

To Save The Monarch Butterfly, Many Are Turning To Milkweed

Milkweed is the literal lifeblood for the monarch caterpillars, serving as the insect’s sole food source early in their life cycle.

May 23, 2016


Liz Carlisle's Lentil Underground

Coastal Foodies And Montana Farmers Meet Over Lentils

Liz Carlisle's "Lentil Underground" tells the story of the changing ag landscape in Montana, but the lessons are applicable to farmers and consumers everywhere.

April 4, 2016


hands holding quinoa

Your Quinoa Habit Did Help Peru’s Poor, But Trouble Ahead

Headlines once warned the quinoa boom was putting the crop out of the reach of those who grow it. New studies put those fears to rest, but bad news looms.

March 1, 2016


farmers Famuer Rasmussen and Jules Van Thuyne

What Are We Really Talking About When We Talk About GMOs?

When we think we’re talking about GMOs, are we really talking about them at all? Or do they serve more as a proxy?

December 30, 2015


bio methane gas pipe

Making Energy From Waste: The Other Natural Gas

One expert says current technologies could transform organic waste into enough natural gas to replace half the diesel fuel used in the US transportation sector.

December 2, 2015


cocoa pods

Big Food Feels Threat Of Climate Change, Companies Speak Up

Some big food companies, like Mars, are becoming increasingly vocal advocates for action on greenhouse gas emissions.

October 12, 2015


A worker monitors samples at the Svalbard Global Seed Vault

Arctic Seed Vault Hits Milestone With First Withdrawal

Civil war in Syria has triggered the first withdrawal from a global seed storage bank to replace genetic stock of crucial crops.

August 5, 2015


Monsanto research campus

Monsanto Sets Off A Corporate ‘Feeding Frenzy’

In the past few years, Monsanto has purchased weather analysis companies and big data firms. The company now wants to buy the Swiss chemical company, Syngenta.

July 2, 2015


flooded farmland

After Stormy Spring, Farmers Could Face More Violent Weather

This season's storms aren't a fluke. They're one consequence of a century long pattern in which the Midwest has gotten as much as two degrees warmer.

June 25, 2015


A woman picks coffee in Aceh, Indonesia.

USDA Predicts Rebound For Global Coffee Crop

The USDA forecasts that the world’s overall coffee production will bounce back from a downward slope after record crops in key countries.

February 2, 2015


Micro-meteorologist Andy Suyker says

Corn Belt Farming Boosts The Global Carbon Cycle

About 20 years ago, scientists realized peaks and valleys of the carbon cycle are reaching higher and lower levels. The Corn Belt may be contributing to that.

November 5, 2014



Seed Banks Guard Against Uncertain Food Future, Not Doomsday

When the vault first came to the public’s attention, Cary Fowler says the apocalyptic structure was enticing to writers, far more than a frozen gene depository.

October 7, 2014


A corn field in Texas withers from drought

Few Researchers Seeking Crop Solutions For Future Climate

Researchers are simulating future growing conditions to help predict climate change effects and stave off food-system challenges ahead.

September 22, 2014


Protesters marching down 42nd street in Manhattan

NY Climate March Shines Spotlight On World Food Security

Global food security was among demonstrators' top concerns in New York on Sunday during the largest march in history to call for action on climate change.

September 20, 2014


paw paws

Magic Of Cider, Art Of Coffee Roasting, Season Of Paw Paws

Maria Kennedy walks us through the cider making process, from apple to bottle. Paw paw cookies with Chef Daniel Orr. And, coffee roasting on a small scale.

August 10, 2014


potluck table

Community Potluckers Celebrate ‘Bounty Of The Moment’

Nancy Vienneau has organized a community-wide potluck in Nashville for five years. Her cookbook includes 30 recipes from potluck participants over the years.

July 26, 2014


baby turnip on the farm

Brain Food, Palmer Amaranth, Turnips And Kale

Dr. Drew Ramsey connects brain health with certain types of foods. Chef Daniel Orr cooks some baby turnips with pears. And, meet the superweed Palmer Amaranth.

April 2, 2014

World Hunger 


Global Climate Change Impacts Food Supply

A warming world will affect everything from crops to the oceans, a new UN study says.

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