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How your diet contributes to nutrient pollution and dead zones in...

Donald Scavia, University of Michigan Every year in early summer, scientists at universities, research institutions and federal agencies release forecasts for the formation of “dead...

Climate change is affecting crop yields and reducing global food supplies

Deepak Ray, University of Minnesota Farmers are used to dealing with weather, but climate change is making it harder by altering temperature and rainfall patterns,...

US agriculture needs a 21st-century New Deal

Maywa Montenegro, University of California, Davis; Annie Shattuck, University of California, Berkeley, and Joshua Sbicca, Colorado State University These are difficult times in farm country....

Why some plastic packaging is necessary to prevent food waste and...

Manoj Dora, Brunel University London and Eleni Iacovidou, Brunel University London There has been a surge in awareness of the damage that plastic pollution does...

Convicts are returning to farming – anti-immigrant policies are the reason

Stian Rice, University of Maryland, Baltimore County Prison inmates are picking fruits and vegetables at a rate not seen since Jim Crow. Convict leasing for agriculture...

How soybeans became China’s most powerful weapon in Trump’s trade war

Ian Sheldon, The Ohio State University Soybeans may not seem all that useful in a war. Nonetheless they’ve become China’s most important weapon in its...

The dirt on soil loss from the Midwest floods

Jim Ippolito, Colorado State University and Mahdi Al-Kaisi, Iowa State University As devastating images of the 2019 Midwest floods fade from view, an insidious and...

How urban agriculture can improve food security in US cities

Miguel Altieri, University of California, Berkeley During the partial federal shutdown in December 2018 and January 2019, news reports showed furloughed government workers standing in...

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‘Let us adore and drink!’ A brief history of wine and...

By Robert Fuller, Bradley University In a letter to the Abbe Morellet in 1779, Benjamin Franklin mused that the strategic location of the elbow is...