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15

Apr

Astronauts to grow lettuce in space with NASA ‘Veggie’ farmThe mini-farm isn’t just for tasty food — the Veg-01 experiment will test how well lettuce and other large plants grow in orbit.

Astronauts to grow lettuce in space with NASA ‘Veggie’ farm
The mini-farm isn’t just for tasty food — the Veg-01 experiment will test how well lettuce and other large plants grow in orbit.

19

Mar

Could pomegranates replace opium for Afghan farmers?A nonprofit is turning the tide by working with the nation’s rural farmers to replace opium poppies with this much-coveted ‘super food.’

Could pomegranates replace opium for Afghan farmers?
A nonprofit is turning the tide by working with the nation’s rural farmers to replace opium poppies with this much-coveted ‘super food.’

13

Feb

Thanks to these plants and trees, we get capers, black pepper, chocolate and vanilla. Do you know how some of your favorite foods grow?

09

Feb

London air raid shelter houses carbon-neutral hydroponic farmTunnel-to-table salad anyone? Growing Underground, a hydroponic agriculture venture hailed as the world’s largest subterranean farm, is based in a WWII air raid shelter 100 feet beneath the streets of South London.

London air raid shelter houses carbon-neutral hydroponic farm
Tunnel-to-table salad anyone? Growing Underground, a hydroponic agriculture venture hailed as the world’s largest subterranean farm, is based in a WWII air raid shelter 100 feet beneath the streets of South London.

05

Feb

5 fast facts about the farm bill, including why you may be eating more sushiCongress finally passed the farm bill and the president is expected to sign it into law. Here are five facts, picked out of 956 pages of legislation, to start you on your way to knowing what’s actually in it.

5 fast facts about the farm bill, including why you may be eating more sushi
Congress finally passed the farm bill and the president is expected to sign it into law. Here are five facts, picked out of 956 pages of legislation, to start you on your way to knowing what’s actually in it.

President Obama unveils ‘climate hubs’ to help farmers and rural communitiesThe seven regional hubs will provide scientific information about climate change, drought, flood, fire and pests.

President Obama unveils ‘climate hubs’ to help farmers and rural communities
The seven regional hubs will provide scientific information about climate change, drought, flood, fire and pests.

03

Feb

Do you know how your food grows?
You might be surprised to learn how some of your favorite fruits, vegetables and spices are cultivated.

28

Jan

Who invented the idea of organic farming and organic food?We can thank 3 important books published in the 1940s for the certified organic produce we see in stores today.

Who invented the idea of organic farming and organic food?
We can thank 3 important books published in the 1940s for the certified organic produce we see in stores today.

16

Dec

Who invented the idea of organic farming and organic food?We can thank 3 important books published in the 1940s for the certified organic produce we see in stores today.

Who invented the idea of organic farming and organic food?
We can thank 3 important books published in the 1940s for the certified organic produce we see in stores today.

20

Nov

6 ways to feed 11 billion peopleNew farming techniques and more sustainable eating habits are the order of the day if we want to keep feeding the planet’s population.

6 ways to feed 11 billion people
New farming techniques and more sustainable eating habits are the order of the day if we want to keep feeding the planet’s population.