While the seaweed has a lot of things going for it in terms of nutrition and climate friendliness, the lack of infrastructure to process it and people's tastes have not been quick to adopt it.
Researchers are closing in on ways to grow a particular kind of seaweed can curb the amount of greenhouse gas that cows and other animals emit during digestion.
Agriculture is the leading producer of methane emissions in the U.S. Is there a way to raise beef sustainably?
A new study warns that more than 40 percent of the world’s insect species are at risk of extinction, and a third are endangered.
As the climate gets drier, researchers are looking again at an alternative method to grow rice — a crop that feeds millions of people — that uses less water. But support for the technique is mixed.
The plants that nourish us won't disappear entirely. But they may have to move to higher, cooler latitudes. Some places may find it harder to grow anything at all, because there's not enough water.
This week we learn about making shakes from the fruit of a school garden, and making beer in the barrels of Kentucky bourbon
A study published this week puts decreased meat consumption at the forefront of climate change solutions.
A record heat wave ruined crops across Europe this summer, but not all crops. Champagne growers are ecstatic over a bumper crop of grapes this year. Vintage 2018 is expected to be one of the best.
When harvests are bad, Native Americans in the region may go without rice for the year. And there have been a lot of bad years lately, as climate change causes more frequent and severe rainstorms.
The cod population in the Gulf of Alaska is at its lowest level on record. Scientists say the culprit is a warm-water mass known as "the blob."
Apple growing is a ruthless business obsessed with good looks. Higher temperatures affect every part of of the fruit's life cycle, from more pests to changing color — and can even give them sunburn.
Scientists found that exposing rice to high levels of carbon dioxide causes it to lose valuable nutrients like iron, zinc, and B vitamins. But some varieties are better at resisting than others.
Rising sea levels in Maryland’s Chesapeake Bay have poisoned some of the oldest farmland in the nation’s colonial history.
Capturing and storing carbon in soil is an easy solution to global climate change - but is it enough?
"It keeps you from dying and it connects you." Alton Brown talks about food's power to connect, and how media and technology impact that relationship.
A U.S. government report says human industry is “very likely” the primary cause of climate change.
Plants are absorbing more carbon dioxide from the air, increasing both the process of photosynthesis and levels of glucose found in their products.
A new study found that staple crops like corn and wheat will likely see negative impacts from rising global temperatures.
Political observers see Sam Clovis' nomination to undersecretary as payback for his loyalty to Trump, but here’s the rub: he’s not a scientist.