Gene drive guarantees that a trait will be passed to the next generation. But should society use this tool to control insect populations?
The steep decline in biodiversity is worrying, especially as wild species are important for pollination and pest control.
Kenya's urban poor lack enough food and the little they can afford is often unsafe and of poor nutritional value.
What are known as 'ag-gag' laws impede the transparency Canadians expect from farms and food-production facilities, particularly dangerous in the COVID-19 period.
It's painfully clear nature is buckling under the weight of farming's demands. There's another way – but it involves accepting nature's limits.
COVID-19 has proven that prioritizing the economy over the lives of the poorest and most vulnerable should never be an acceptable fix to economic woes.
Farmer interviews offer a rich and detailed perspective on extreme weather and climate change.
Public money for public goods sounds great, but the reality could look very different.
Forests must improve communities’ livelihoods to rise as a sustainable management solution
Clashes between farmers and herders in Nigeria have been bloody and protracted, with one side portrayed as victims. But as this study shows, both sides are victims.
Fast-food restaurants can be comforting places, but when they saturate communities, they crowd out healthy food sources and leave residents less nourished.
Illegal hunters are damaging farm property, shooting at buildings and killing livestock. So why do farm trespass laws target animal activists?
A consistent, predictable and friendly policy environment can attract private sector investments in agriculture to drive transformation.
We are too reliant on supermarkets and industrial agriculture.
We must stop using biosolids for farmlands immediately, especially when alternative ways to recycle wastewater sludge already exist.
It's time to redesign food systems that deliver healthy foods, allow farming families to make a good living, and support thriving societies.
Plant diseases require as much attention now as ever to ensure that food systems are in place in the next season. There are also serious implications for forestry and the environment more broadly.
Cuba's sustainable approach to farming has protected its rivers from the kind of nutrient pollution that impairs many US waterways.
Traditional fishers are one of the most economically vulnerable professions in Indonesia. But, my research found that they are happier than those in other professions.
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.