The world is becoming hotter and drier. Farmers are starting to gather seeds that are okay with that.
Farms + Food
Britain’s Blind Farmers Are Teaching Others How to Grow
“We’re trying to give people a chance to stop thinking about limitations and start looking at what they really can do.”
Can Denmark Save Every Smørrebrød?
As the country that wastes the most food in Europe, Denmark is turning to apps that help shoppers grab groceries just before they end up in the trash.
A Wandering Conservationist’s Quest to Protect the World’s Soil
Criss-crossing the globe, one man has secured pledges from 74 countries to preserve their soil through more sustainable farming.
The Spectacular Comeback of the American Farmers Market
Once ubiquitous, farmers markets nearly vanished in the mid 20th century — until an array of forces converged to bring about their modern-day renaissance.
As Temperatures Rise, Farms Are Sprouting in Alaska
Even as farms decline across the US, a longer growing season is bringing food security to a state that has long relied on sustenance from afar.
For a New Generation of Fish Farmers, the Ocean is Becoming Obsolete
Land-based aquaculture startups are producing healthier fish without polluting the sea.
How San Francisco Cracked the Urban Composting Code
As California begins statewide composting, the place that pioneered it in the ’90s shows how dramatically it can benefit a city.
In Holland People With Dementia Can Work on a Farm
On Dutch ‘care farms’ aging folks tend to livestock, harvest vegetables and make their own decisions.
“If You Can’t Beat Them, Eat Them”
A Berlin catering and food truck company is turning invasive species into haute cuisine. Will “invasivorism” be the next step in the sustainable food movement?
Plastic-Free Shopping Is Going Mainstream
A partnership between America’s largest supermarket chain and a reusable packaging company is the latest sign that no-waste shopping is catching on.
Palm Oil Is the Worst. Could This Replace It?
Environmentally destructive palm oil is in countless products. Sustainable yeast oil offers a tantalizing alternative.
Grazing Livestock Among the Trees Is Helping to Prevent Wildfires
The once common practice is making a comeback — and saving forests from destruction.
Milan Is Winning the Fight Against Food Waste
The city’s groundbreaking “zero waste” strategy aims to leave no meal behind.
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