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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

 

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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

 

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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 

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Global Climate Change Impacts Food Supply

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

March 8, 2014

Breaking Bread 

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Bread Baking For All, Invasive Plants, Maple Syrup Recipes

Our experts give you advice for baking delicious loaves of bread, gluten-free and gluten-full. Maple syrup with turnips. And, are invasive weeds on the rise?

March 4, 2014

Unwanted 

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Climate Change Could Benefit Some Invasive Plants

In 2005, USDA researcher Dana Blumenthal set out to document what effect climate change will have on large swathes of grassland.

January 17, 2014

Hunger and Health 

fruit, vegetable stand in Utrecht

Best (And Worst) Countries To Get A Healthy Meal

Instead of ranking culinary prowess, the Good Enough to Eat index measures a country's supply of nourishing foods.

October 31, 2013

Label Says 

Vegetables labeled and displayed at a Whole Foods Market

Whole Foods To Launch Sustainability Index For Produce

Whole Foods Market has announced it will begin rating the sustainability of its produce and flowers in September next year.

June 1, 2013

Up In Flames 

grilling fire

Kick Off Grilling Season With Barbecue And Rhubarb

Bring on summer grilling season! Lynn Schwartzberg talks about what makes great barbecue, and Chef Daniel Orr cooks with rhubarb.

May 27, 2013

It's Not Easy Being Green 

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Exploring The Secret Life Of Plants

Crop scientists have been working to engineer plants better suited to extreme weather, but some researchers think we might be overlooking plants’ own solutions.

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