The European Parliament is voting on proposals that would ban products without meat from being labeled burgers or sausages, drawing ire from environmentalists and manufacturers.
Benchmark bottles were always a splurge. But an increasing concentration of wealth has put them out of reach for all but the richest connoisseurs.
The United States is home to 95 million cattle, and changing what they eat could have a significant effect on emissions of greenhouse gases like methane that are warming the world.
Issues like climate change, economic inequity and access to food have brought more attention to this creamy fruit and its resilient tree.
The guest workers have been restricted to avoid contracting or spreading Covid-19. ‘I never expected to lose my freedom,’ said one, but it has successfully kept down infection rates.
A village in Lebanon, where cannabis grows everywhere, has long counted on hashish for income. But the country’s economic crisis has farmers reconsidering the crop.
Every fall, air pollution spikes in India. Doctors worry what it will mean for coronavirus patients with breathing problems.
Returning strategic parts of the world’s farmlands to nature could help mitigate both climate change and biodiversity loss, a new study found.
Farmers in Mexico ambushed soldiers and seized a dam to stop water payments to the United States, in a sign of growing conflict over increasingly scarce resources.
Despite an extraordinary government bailout, America’s agriculture sector remains under severe economic pressure.
Without big gatherings, will Americans buy whole birds? Smaller ones? Just parts? Farmers and retailers are already placing their bets.
Outbreaks at farms have made Canadians question how well their system is really protecting vulnerable migrant workers.
Helena Norberg-Hodge has been arguing for localism since the 1970s, but the pandemic is making the Australian activist-scholar’s ideas more relevant than ever.
Legislation to ban mink farming cracked the governing coalition, forcing the country’s most powerful politician to assume formal office and exposing a struggle for control of Polish conservatism.
The search has taken on particular urgency as the Asian giant hornets are about to enter their “slaughter phase,” during which they kill bees by decapitating them.
The Amazon was never a “land without men.”
A fungus known as white mold can kill a plant in days. Unless, that is, a virus is around to tame it.
Amid pandemics and environmental disasters, designers and architects have been forced to imagine a world in which the only way to move forward is to look back.
The U.S. insisted that new international guidelines on combating drug resistance omit any mention of fungicides — a demand that the industry made but that ran counter to science.
It failed to coax cultural assimilation with economic incentives. Now it’s going for coerced labor and micromanaging people’s very lifestyles.
An optimistic climate documentary narrated by Woody Harrelson argues for the healing power of soil, which could offer a solution to the climate crisis.
Democrats proposed a spending bill that omitted aid for farmers sought by President Trump, drawing Republican ire and leaving the fate of the bill unclear as federal funding is set to lapse.
Honeybees were better at pollinating crops after scent training.
Covid-19 may be the tipping point when it comes to crocodile, python, ostrich, and clothes.
Gov. Jay Inslee apologized for transporting the pest to maggot-free counties in Washington, which produces about 70 percent of the nation’s apples. After the discovery, the hunt was on.
Wandering through corn mazes, picking pumpkins and visits to wineries and haunted houses are still on the calendar, but social distancing and face masks are part of the plan.
Extreme temperatures and more severe droughts, the result of human-caused climate change, have created a world that’s ready to burn.
The new restrictions, announced Monday, fall short of a broader ban on cotton and tomatoes from Xinjiang that the administration was poised to announce last week.
In an area devastated by droughts and erratic rainfall, I took a chance on a bright little magenta ball of hope.
So one urban couple had a brainstorm: Why not build a house they could share with farmers just starting out, on land that could be farmed?
“The Secret Life of Groceries,” by Benjamin Lorr, lifts the veil on the human labor, industrial agriculture and transportation challenges that go into stocking upscale food stores.
Farm bankruptcies and debts have been the source of misery in India for decades. But experts say the suffering has reached new levels in the pandemic.
In “Perilous Bounty,” Tom Philpott looks at the toll that industrial farming practices have taken on the health of the land.
With a tanking economy, and imported food costs soaring, leaders are urging the Lebanese to wage a campaign of self-sufficiency. “I never thought I’d do this in my life, but I have to survive.”
The blazes in Brazil, often intentionally set, have scorched a record-setting 10 percent of the Pantanal, one of the most biologically diverse habitats on the planet.
The Vegetable Co. sits in a shipping container on the edge of a Malaysian parking lot. It’s one of many small farms around the world selling directly to consumers.
Climate change is piling on to the hazards already faced by California farm laborers, some of the country’s poorest, most neglected workers.
Germany is a manufacturing superpower that would be a decisive ally, along with the rest of the European Union, in a trade war against China.
This Midwestern staple has grown ever more popular in the pandemic, bringing farmers and diners together in a socially distanced summer destination.
Trade negotiators from the two countries met by videoconference to review the progress in enacting their trade deal.
The Postal Service is crucial to farmers and rural areas that President Trump won in 2016. Now, residents worry it is being dismantled.
Bruce Pascoe’s book “Dark Emu” sparked a reconsideration of Australian history. Now he hopes to use his writing to revive Aboriginal community.
Five animals on two farms test positive, but many more are believed to be affected.
Devastating windstorms just before harvest were the last thing that Iowa farmers needed.
Residents in Iowa, Illinois and surrounding states were still without electricity days after Monday’s storms brought hurricane-force winds.
Every single one needs to be picked by hand — even in a pandemic. Seasonal workers say they may be essential, but they feel disposable.
It’s hard for small farmers to earn a living selling crops. Enter the “farmer-influencer,” who can earn more by streaming farm life, in all its comforting monotony, to a growing online audience.
On a quest for sunlight and soil, Christina Clum approached Brooklyn residents about growing flowers in their yards. It worked.
As a vulnerable girl at a remote commune, I sought solace from horses, goats, even a bear cub. Today’s dark times have sent me their way again.
Agriculture officials in Louisiana, Kansas, Virginia and Washington State are urging residents not to plant the seeds, which were mailed in pouches featuring Chinese characters.