We are too reliant on supermarkets and industrial agriculture.
June 12, 2020 • ~6 min
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Cuba's sustainable approach to farming has protected its rivers from the kind of nutrient pollution that impairs many US waterways.
June 10, 2020 • ~9 min
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There's growing interest in making the US food system more resilient and flexible, but soil – the origin of nearly everything we eat – is often left out of the picture.
June 5, 2020 • ~9 min
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Small-scale dairy farmers are struggling across the US – but in New Jersey they've developed a model that keeps their products and their customers local.
June 3, 2020 • ~9 min
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A decade of no grazing has demonstrated positive effects on the richness of bird species.
June 2, 2020 • ~26 min
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Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, some critics say livestock farms promote diseases that spread from animals to humans. An animal scientist explains how well-run farms work to keep that from happening.
May 13, 2020 • ~10 min
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Are 'murder hornets' from Asia invading North America? A Japanese entomologist who's been stung by one and lived to tell the tale explains what's true about these predatory insects.
May 11, 2020 • ~9 min
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Recent summers have offered a taste of things to come for Welsh farmers.
May 4, 2020 • ~6 min
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Ponds create 'insect chimneys' which are a boon for hungry farmland birds.
April 28, 2020 • ~5 min
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One way that farms can handle shortages of protective gear for workers is by switching to less-toxic pest control methods.
April 27, 2020 • ~8 min
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