Crop-raiding elephants don’t mess with beehive fences
Wildlife doesn’t necessarily compete with cattle
New technologies are reinventing farming from the roots up
A handful of giant corporations are laying claim to germplasm of the world’s major food crops. And when yield is the grail of profit, biodiversity isn’t a priority. By Paul Salopek.
A spicy diet knocks the wind out of methane emissions
Planting crops under leafy trees provides affordable green fertilizer
In a deft act of ecological jujitsu, Johannes Lehmann wants to borrow an 8,000-year-old technology to interrupt the natural carbon cycle and return some of the infamous black stuff to the so
It sounds like an oxymoron, but genetic engineering is already ushering in a new brand of agriculture that slashes pesticide use and thrives in a warmer, wetter world. By Erik Vance.
For every acre of land cultivated in a high-rise urban farm, 10 to 20 acres of current cropland could go wild. By Sarah DeWeerdt.
Biologists are developing edgy new leaf shapes that give plants a leg up on climate change