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Chicken of tomorrow

How a massive breeding contest turned a rarely eaten backyard bird into the technological marvel that feeds the world

Andrew Lawler

Farming the apocalypse

When my life came crashing down I took shelter on my farm, surviving with 11th-century tools like the sickle and scythe

Keith Ferrell

What is a dude?

How the strange history of the ‘dude’ helps throw a light on why the West still feels like the real America

Anne Helen Petersen

Enter halophytes

We are running out of land for traditional agriculture. Time to figure out what saltwater plants can do for us

Mark Anderson

Cows might fly

When the land is all filled up, it’s time to get creative with it, as small countries like Switzerland already know

Veronique Greenwood

Ant farm

History tells us that plant diseases cause famines, pestilence and war. Now one is coming for our chocolate

Ed Yong

On the road

Leaving LA? Forget the scenic route along the coast: hit the Five instead and see what’s on California’s mind

Maria Bustillos

Down on the farms

Badgers may be collateral victims in the battle to rid British cows of tuberculosis, but so are the farmers themselves

Julian Sayarer