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Is Organic Food Really Better for the Environment?

Recent research suggests it might not be as sustainable as we might think, but it’s complicated.

by |October 22, 2019

Has the Green Revolution Really Succeeded?

Over the past 50 years, human population has more than doubled, but cereal-crop production has grown even faster. Unfortunately, newer high-yield crops are less nutritious.

Watering the World’s Crops, Drop by Drop

Dr. Daniel Hillel was recently honored with the World Food Prize for his pioneering work in sustainable agriculture.

by |October 18, 2012

Rain, Rain, Go Away…

Assessing biodiversity on coffee farms in Costa Rica is a difficult task when unyielding torrential downpours strike.

by |November 29, 2011