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Idea/War & Conflict

The Syrian seed bank that keeps going despite the war

Courtney Fullilove

Video/Nature & Environment

A dizzying ‘advertisement for Earth’ shows the beauty and scars of our planet

3 minutes

Video/Ecology & Environmental Sciences

Bees are dying. We don’t know exactly why, but our future depends on finding out

6 minutes

Video/Ecology & Environmental Sciences

Will life-forms that can go a century without water save crops from droughts?

3 minutes

Video/Evolution

Think agriculture is unique to us? Leafcutter ants are phenomenal fungus farmers

4 minutes

Video/Law & Justice

Protecting crops from biopiracy is good for farmers and the future of food

8 minutes

Video/Work

The rich traditions of Ethiopian coffee culture, and the hard work behind it

5 minutes

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Essay/Agriculture

Chicken of tomorrow

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

Andrew Lawler

Essay/Agriculture

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

Essay/Agriculture

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

Essay/Agriculture

Enter halophytes

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

Mark Anderson

Essay/Agriculture

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

Essay/Agriculture

Ant farm

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

Ed Yong

Essay/Agriculture

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

Essay/Agriculture

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