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Ancient Europeans Were Lactose Intolerant
Ancient Europeans Were Lactose Intolerant
Bob Grant | Oct 21, 2014
Five-thousand years after agricultural practices spread across Neolithic Europe, human populations remained unable to digest sugars from the milk of mammals.
One Case Closes, Another Opens
One Case Closes, Another Opens
Tracy Vence | Sep 29, 2014
Unsure of the origins of a rogue crop found on an Oregon farm, the US Department of Agriculture is following up on a second issue related to genetically engineered wheat.
Proposed Law Aims to Restrict Antibiotic Use on Farms
Proposed Law Aims to Restrict Antibiotic Use on Farms
Kerry Grens | Aug 13, 2014
A measure moving through the California legislature requires farmers to obtain a prescription to administer antibiotics to livestock.
Wheat Whisperer, circa 1953
Wheat Whisperer, circa 1953
Rina Shaikh-Lesko | Jun 1, 2014
The Green Revolution of the 20th century began with Norman Borlaug’s development of a short-statured, large-grained wheat.
Antibiotic Limits Planned for Farms
Antibiotic Limits Planned for Farms
Kerry Grens | Dec 11, 2013
The Food and Drug Administration lays out a plan so that farmers will no longer use antibiotics to fatten up animals.  
Making Good on Research
Making Good on Research
Beth Marie Mole | Jun 1, 2013
Scientists working in developing nations who engage in capacity building find it bolsters the lives of locals and their own work.
It Takes a Village
It Takes a Village
Beth Marie Mole | Jun 1, 2013
Scientists working in developing countries find that giving back to local communities enriches their own research.
Pigs Raise Blood Pressure
Pigs Raise Blood Pressure
Jef Akst | Nov 8, 2012
Residents surrounding strongly smelling hog farms experience higher blood pressure levels as the stench worsens.
Agriculture-Ecology Initiative Announced
Edyta Zielinska | Sep 18, 2012
The US Department of Agriculture announces a partnership of 10 study sites to help promote long-term research.
Could Drugs be Plumping up Kids?
Edyta Zielinska | Aug 23, 2012
Research suggesting that antibiotics given to young children may increase obesity spurs scientific debate