URBANA, Ill. — U.S. corn and soybean varieties have become increasingly heat and drought resistant as agricultural production adapts to a changing climate. But the focus on developing crops for extreme conditions has negatively affected performance under normal weather patterns, a University of Illinois study shows. “Since the 1950s, advances in breeding and management practices […]
While there is space for meat and plant-based “meat” in our food system, there’s no room for companies like Impossible Foods that aren’t being honest.
The USDA already has several programs that reward farmers for implementing regenerative practices; with more funding and technical assistance, these programs can become more effective.
Epicurious says that it will no longer include new beef recipes on the site. Why? For environmental reasons, the site said in a blog post.
“Crop vaccines” could be the answer to fighting off quickly evolving pathogens, without genetically engineering the crop itself.
Research out of Colorado State University suggests that better land management practices globally can help the livestock industry reduce greenhouse gas emissions. But while the science pointed to almost a complete reduction in GHG through rotational grazing in many cattle systems, the efficiency strategies they examined were not as successful in the U.S. studies. Why? […]
The USDA is looking for public comments specifically on climate-smart agriculture and forestry; biofuels, bioproducts, and renewable energy.