The pandemic has exposed the shaky labor foundation of the country’s agriculture industry, spurring calls for an immigration overhaul.
In Maine, inmates are growing vegetables and making meals from scratch to replace the deadly diets they have long been served.
In “Animal, Vegetable, Junk,” Mark Bittman tells the long, unfolding story of our food sources, tracking the shift from agriculture to agribusiness.
They’re committed not just to securing better meals for everyone, but to dismantling the very structures that have long exploited both workers and consumers.
Regenerative grazing can store more carbon in soils in the form of roots and other plant tissues. But how much can it really help the fight against climate change?
Disha Ravi, 21, is facing sedition charges, accused of sharing a Google Doc about the farmers protest with Greta Thunberg.
Here’s what Biden should do about the poverty, discrimination and environmental destruction.
A rural businessman, Sun Dawu, angered Beijing twice. His fate the second time around could augur the future of the world’s other superpower.
The platform’s problems in the country offer a stark example of the difficulty of adhering to its free-speech principles amid government worries over its influence.
Israeli sensors on the Persian Gulf, across the water from Iran, are part of an epic battle in the Middle East. Just not the one we’re used to.
Air quality is improving in one of the continent’s fastest-growing regions, researchers have found. If the trend can be sustained, it would be good news for human health and climate change.
An investigator went under cover and brought back disturbing video from a farm growing those famous birds.
Critics say Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s approach to dissent increasingly involves stifling dissenting voices, blocking the internet and cracking down on journalists.
The administration has pledged to make agriculture a cornerstone of its plan to fight warming, but also to tackle a legacy of discrimination that has pushed Black farmers off the land.
An appeals court said that a small group of farmers in the Niger Delta region whose livelihoods were affected by oil spills in 2006 and 2007 should receive payouts.
Joe Biden and Tom Vilsack plan to take swift action on climate change proposals.
Farm leaders continued to demand that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government repeal new, market-friendly laws, while trying to deflect blame for the chaos that gripped New Delhi.
Thousands of protesters, many driving tractors, took to the streets of New Delhi on Tuesday. Who are they, and what do they want?
New school meal standards? Help for small farmers? Maybe, but first the new administration has to deal with hunger, food safety and a diminished U.S.D.A.
Protesters used their tractors to pull apart barricades, prompting the police to fire tear gas. At least one person died in the demonstration against new farming laws.
Protesters used their tractors to pull apart barricades, prompting police to fire tear gas, as emotions flared before the scheduled start of a rally against new farming laws.
Marsibil Erlendsdottir runs a farm and provides weather reports from a remote outpost in eastern Iceland. The job requires vigilance and an unfailing resolve.
After a series of high-profile disputes in rural areas, the French Parliament has passed a bill that enshrines countryside smells and sounds as protected national heritage.
Arizona’s Yuma County, at the juncture of Mexico and California, has the most cases per capita of any metro area over the course of the pandemic.
The protesting farmers fear that new laws will help giant corporations and leave them at their mercy.
Hundreds of destitute families moved to a town bordering North Korea after the war. Six decades later, their dream of owning the land they helped cultivate may finally come true.
The bid to overhaul the troubled agricultural sector had led to huge protests by farmers, who feared the new, market-oriented rules would hurt their livelihoods.
In a season of uncommon grief and worry, people far beyond the Westchester County estate from which Gizmo escaped were all too happy to fret about something else, for a change.
China has spent heavily to help its poorest citizens, an approach that few developing countries can afford and even Beijing may struggle to sustain.
A small group of animal welfare scientists is seeking answers to that question. Facing a growing anti-dairy movement, many farmers are altering their practices.
Rampaging infections at farms caused scandal, scientific head-scratching and a search for a vaccine — for mink.
The hard right turn of Ms. Loeffler, one of two Republican candidates in Georgia’s pivotal Senate runoff elections, reflects the ideological gymnastics embraced by her party in the Trump era.
Democrats have struggled to win voters in rural America and critics say the return of Tom Vilsack, a former agriculture secretary, won’t help.
The financial loss from the fire, which destroyed two barns owned by Cal-Maine Foods in Dade City, Fla., was estimated at $1 million, officials said.
Bell’s Christmas Trees in Accord, N.Y., closed early this month after its customers, worn down by the pandemic and looking for a safe family activity, bought out its entire inventory.
Infection seems to have come from farm animals, but there is no evidence of further spreading.
A case that made headlines because of perceived racial overtones has taken on new implications after the arrest of the victim’s wife.
A new model further untangles the complex strategy games playing out under our feet.
Ms. Fudge, a House member from Ohio, would be the second African-American Biden cabinet member chosen in two days. Mr. Vilsack would reprise his role from the Obama administration.
The agitation of India’s farmers has increasingly rattled the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
On the Georgia coast, Maurice Bailey is making sugar cane syrup as a way to preserve a tradition, and the community, of his enslaved ancestors.
The fast-food chain has named Tyson Foods, Perdue Farms and other producers in a lawsuit, which carries the latest allegations of price fixing in the industry.
Many have burned their fields in defiance of antipollution laws. Some say that has worsened New Delhi’s air as the capital deals with a third coronavirus wave.
Six citizens of Mali sued Nestlé USA and Cargill, saying the firms had profited from child slavery on Ivory Coast cocoa farms.
Tens of thousands have arrived in tractors and trailers, many traveling hundreds of miles, to block roads into New Delhi and protest recently passed pro-market agricultural policies.
The delicate proxy clash has pitted Democrats eager to emphasize issues like hunger and nutrition against traditionalists who believe the department should represent rural America.
The Barroso is one of Portugal’s most isolated areas, known for its rough terrain, abiding agricultural traditions and stunning beauty.
An incursion that devastated a prized crop shows the loss and uncertainty that many Afghans endure.
Families that have grown weary of eating commercial kimchi in big cities have started making pilgrimages to the countryside where they can learn how to prepare it on their own.
After 81 years — and in the midst of a pandemic — Hemlock Hill Farm in New York is finally hitting its stride.