“If we keep on course with this we’ll be left living on a planet full of pigeons and dogs on the beaten-down crust of our own excrement.”
What the World’s Most Controversial Herbicide Is Doing to Rural Argentina
After enormous lobbying efforts, Monsanto’s GMO soybeans, treated with Roundup, became the country’s largest export, as cancer rates and other health issues skyrocketed.
Betting the Farm on the Drought
Farmers like sixth-generation Illinois farmer Ethan Cox can’t wait for policymakers to protect them from climate change. To survive, they have to adapt their operations now, if they can.
Shovel, Knife, Story, Ax
When you live with animals, you collect killing stories.
Can the world quench China’s bottomless thirst for milk?
In China, milk represents modernity and progress. But the radical plan to triple the nation’s consumption has serious environmental consequences.
The Beautiful Politics of the Backyard Barter System
“My farm connects me to the world, the ground, its air, its water, its fauna, and people. In an introvert-kind-of-way. Which is to say, my-kind-of-way.”
How the U.S. Systematically Puts Black Farmers Out of Business
How America stacks the deck against black farmers.
Arizona’s Aquifers Are a Laboratory of Our Dry Future
After large corporate farmers started growing nuts in one southeastern Arizona, local residents’ wells started going dry. The situation is only getting worse.
Farming A Warming Planet: An Interview Nathanael Johnson
How California farmers are planning ahead for climate change while balancing their immediate economic concerns.
A Family’s Pear Pie Tradition Binds Them Together
A woman makes sand-pear pie with her grandmother and remembers a family ritual.