Veggie-farming couple sues Miami Shores for the right to grow a garden again
November 21, 2013, 11:14 a.m. by Shea Gunther
It's OK to sprout fruit, flowers and pink plastic flamingos on your lawn in Miami Shores, Fla. But vegetables? That'll earn you a $50/day fine.
6 important things that were invented during the Middle Ages
November 20, 2013, 7:41 a.m. by Shea Gunther
Look what was invented during the dark, chaotic times following the collapse of the Roman Empire.
Why the legalization of marijuana may be good for agriculture
November 13, 2013, 4:04 p.m. by Sami Grover
Pot growers have traditionally had a negative impact on the environment — but that may be about to change.
Sweetening the bottom line: Tobacco farmers switching to stevia
October 25, 2013, 12:25 p.m. by John Platt
Until a few years ago, most stevia farming was done overseas.
Studies provide clues into colony collapse disorder and other bee deaths
October 23, 2013, 4:21 p.m. by John Platt
Meanwhile, a new Bayer-funded study disputes that its pesticide is killing bees.
Flour from grasshoppers? Students awarded $1M to fight global hunger with insects
October 22, 2013, 5:07 p.m. by Sami Grover
Insects are a protein source for the world's poor. Next up: Bread.
The Great Sparrow Campaign was the start of the greatest mass starvation in history
September 30, 2013, 5:46 p.m. by John Platt
In 1958, Mao Zedong ordered all sparrows to be killed. As a direct result, millions of people starved to death.