agriculture

5 facts you probably don’t know about biotechnology (but should)

After hundreds of studies, scientists around the world say biotechnology is just as safe as products obtained through conventional agriculture.

Help for farmers…from outer space

NASA launched the Soil Moisture Active Passive satellite, designed to collect data on soil moisture around the globe.

Big agriculture, big business versus bad bacteria

Misuse of antibiotics created a monster called antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Better antibiotic use is the answer; everyone will be part of the solution.

Bees, bats, butterflies and why they matter

Bees, bats, butterflies and other birds and insects are hard-working pollinators, critical to food security. The U.S. wants to ensure they stay healthy.

Healthy diets, healthy economies

With advances in crop development like biofortification, the global agriculture and food sectors have geared up to make people healthier.

America’s cooking up something delicious and sustainable

U.S. innovation is helping reduce hunger and malnutrition around the globe. Learn more at the USA Pavilion at the World Expo in Milan, May 1–October 31, 2015.

Forget what you’ve heard about U.S. fast food. Many Americans like...

When it comes to food, a lot of Americans are going back to basics. Thanks in part to the Slow Food movement, chefs and diners are rediscovering homestyle food that is simply prepared using the freshest ingredients.

Is your love of chocolate supporting child labor?

Whether it is ultimately processed into candy bars, cake, cocoa powder or other food and drink products, the cocoa bean is a global favorite....

This New York teacher’s urban gardens feed students’ minds

A few years ago, teacher Stephen Ritz worked with students as they planted a garden at Discovery High School in the Bronx, New York....