farming
Unexpectedly Wild
Unexpectedly Wild
Karen Zusi | Sep 1, 2015
Genomic analysis reveals pigs interbred with wild boars during domestication.
Bees Drawn to Pesticides
Bees Drawn to Pesticides
Kerry Grens | Apr 24, 2015
One study shows the insects prefer food laced with pesticides, while another adds to the evidence that the chemicals are harmful to some pollinators.
Taming Bushmeat
Taming Bushmeat
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Jan 1, 2015
Chinese farmers’ efforts at rearing wild animals may benefit conservation and reduce human health risks.
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.