Agriculture

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Farmers Get $3 Million in Bee Lunch Money
Honeybees are in decline in Europe and North America.
February 25th, 2014
A new USDA program pays farmers to reseed fields with clover, alfalfa and other plants good for grazing that also feed bees. The initiative is an attempt to counteract colony collapse disorder.
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Scientists Take On Coffee-Loving Pests
A Colombian coffee plantation
December 30th, 2013
Genetic research from across the ocean poised to help coffee bean growers in Columbia.
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Let's Not 'Feed The World': Moving Beyond an Unhelpful Phrase (Op-Ed)
farm, farming
September 5th, 2013
"Feed the World" is not the right way to end global hunger.
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Humans Managed Rainforests of Southeast Asia for Thousands of Years
January 27th, 2014
The "untouched" rainforests of Southeast Asia may have been more manhandled than previously thought, with humans burning forests to make way for food-bearing plants soon after the last ice age ended.
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On Mozambique Coast, Food Grows Alongside Species Diversity (Op-Ed)
Fishermen at sunset in Mozambique, sustainable fishing
October 18th, 2013
A new approach is helping fight both hunger and overfishing in Mozambique.
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Attack of the (Not So Killer) Tomatoes
the enzyme critical to tomatoes’ chemical defense response discovered
August 28th, 2013
Researchers have discovered the enzyme responsible for tomatoes' chemical defense response.
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7 Ways Food Needs to Change
women and babies go hungry in Somalia
March 11th, 2013
Experts discuss the forces shaping tomorrow's dinner.
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New England's 'Lost' Archaeological Sites Rediscovered
Here, an abandoned farmstead in Preston, Conn., is hidden from view in this aerial photograph and only visible in the LiDAR scan of the area from 2010 (right).
January 16th, 2014
Examinations of airborne scans of three New England towns revealed networks of old stone walls, building foundations, old roads, dams and other features, many of which long were forgotten.
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Prehistoric Europeans Liked Spicy Food, Study Suggests
Pottery Shard with Food Residue
August 21st, 2013
Prehistoric human civilizations in northern Europe may have enjoyed their food with a spicy kick, using a garlic-mustard-type seasoning to flavor their dishes thousands of years before the height of the prolific global spice trade, a new study finds.
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