Intellectual property is often hard to protect, no matter what form it takes. The technology used in our food system, however, presents a unique challenge.
The time-honored tradition of crossbreeding plants to get the best traits is no longer the primary way science is done. Now, we harness the power of Big Data.
After court documents unsealed Tuesday raised questions about research methods, Monsanto says it did not ghostwrite a 2000 study on the safety of glyphosate.
Scientists found that bumblebees are nimble learners, especially when there's a sugary reward at the end. No wonder they're such good pollinators.
Scientists are experimenting with species' environmental DNA to find out how far and how fast it travels in streams.
The Agricultural Research Service rescinded its initial directive in an email to employees Tuesday evening.
The directive comes as President Donald Trump begins his term and before his nominee for Agriculture Secretary undergoes U.S. Senate confirmation hearings.
Researchers at the Land Institute are still working on a new way of farming that mirrors natural, sustainable ecosystems and remains profitable for farmers.
Scientists have discovered a soil microbe with a gene that kills the corn rootworm, an insect that farmers spend $1 billion each year trying to control.
The fields bend the hairs and that generates a nerve signal, scientists say.
A new report from the National Academy of Sciences knocked down some pro-GMO claims, and urged federal agencies to change the way these foods are regulated.
Researchers explain that moving bee hives across long distances, as is common in the U.S. to pollinate crops, speeds up the process of disease spread.
We follow donated produce from the supermarket to the soup kitchen. The competitive world of making gingerbread houses. Scientists are still stumped by PED.
Jonathan Lundgren’s work has included extensive examination of neonicotinoids, a class of insecticides widely used by farmers to control pest damage to corn.
Farmers fighting herbicide-resistant weeds will likely look to spray more chemicals. Researchers are trying to determine which herbicides could cause cancer.
Scientists studying industrial hemp say it holds a tremendous amount of promise. But to unlock its potential there’s very basic scientific research to be done.
Recent developments in wind power, and...scientists have recently developed a technology that will convert urine into hydrogen.