Bee semen could help combat colony collapse disorder
June 12, 2013, 12:28 p.m. by John Platt
Researchers hope to create a sperm bank to breed hardier bees and preserve threatened subspecies.
Motes: Remote sensors that transmit temperature, light intensity and more
May 29, 2013, 2:11 p.m. by Shea Gunther
If the Motes project, which is currently raising funds on Indiegogo, is successful, it will make remote sensing as easy as using an iPhone. This is a big thing.
Mystery cause of Irish potato famine finally solved
May 22, 2013, 10:42 a.m. by John Platt
After 168 years, the pathogen that created the blight has been identified — and it may never be seen again.
'Monsanto Protection Act': Take action to get it repealed
May 21, 2013, 1:56 p.m. by Robin Shreeves
Let your representatives know that you want them to support the Merkley Amendment, which would repeal the 'Monsanto Protection Act.'
Monsanto wins Supreme Court case on GMO soybean seeds
May 13, 2013, 2:55 p.m. by John Platt
Farmer Victor Bowman had argued that he could replant some of Monsanto's patented seeds.
Vermont is halfway there on GMO labeling
May 10, 2013, 4:12 p.m. by Robin Shreeves
The Vermont House of Representatives overwhelmingly voted to require labeling of genetically engineered foods. If the Senate approves their version of the bill, Vermont will be the first state to require such labeling.
Growing green: Interview with organic farmer Daniel Mays
May 5, 2013, 10:22 a.m. by Shea Gunther
After graduating from college, Daniel Mays followed his heart back to the land and has been working to build his own small organic farm up here in Maine.