for the issue "Environment & Climate"

Most people eat mainly processed food as a result of the billions of subsidy dollars diverted to industrial agriculture and the cheap food that is produced by it. The next Farm Bill is our best shot at fixing these flaws in our food system.

Jun 17, 2011

Former Secretary of California Department of Food and Agriculture, A.G Kawamura reflects on the importance of honeybees for agriculture and pollinator research.

Jun 17, 2011

As the insects that pollinate our crops disappear, a team of scientists has learned that they thrive on land grazed by cattle

Jul 14, 2011

On Sept. 22 the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) hosted four "Food Dialogues" in major agricultural production and policy areas to, in their own words, answer consumers' questions and have an open discussion about American production agriculture and the future of food.

Oct 4, 2011
Farmers & Ranchers

Discussions, which were held across the country, included people from across the farming and food policy spectrum, including Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, and were hosted by Claire Shipman of ABC News.

Sep 26, 2011

Running a successful farm business relies on hard work, good soil and seeds and, most of all, weather. So it makes sense that many farmers have real concerns about climate change.

Nov 2, 2011

Opponents of stricter regulation of air pollution typically argue that jobs would be lost if the federal government tightened limits on industrial emissions of ozone. A new study presents a counterpoint: lower ozone levels seem to increase worker productivity.

Nov 9, 2011

It turns out, when you actually compare chemical-intensive and organic farming in the field, organic proves just as productive in terms of gross yield—and brings many other advantages to the table as well.

Nov 17, 2011

Nutrition and public policy expert Marion Nestle answers readers' questions regarding 2012 food politics agenda.

Jan 1, 2012

The U.S. Department of Agriculture released a document yesterday that got no attention on the nightly news, or almost anywhere, really. Its title, I'm sure you'll agree, is a snooze: National Nutrient Management Standard.

Dec 14, 2011