Crops and Commodities

General Mills Brings Kinetic Energy to Regenerative Ag, Says Carla Vernon

For better environmental strategy, General Mills is cultivating a new consciousness among consumers and farmers for true stewardship and environmental enhancement through regenerative agriculture.

Opinion | 5 Agricultural Practices that can make #EarthDay4Insects

ILM is the process through which community stakeholders come together across sectors and interests to collaboratively plan and design their environment, agreeing on sustainable ways to use land.

“The farmer is literally hedging their bets” in Eastern and Southern Africa

Drought tolerant crops that deliver nutrition and income to farmers could bring more food security to the region. Dr. Moses Siambi from ICRISAT explains how relying on single, water-intensive crops during dry periods can be risky.

Food Organizations Join Forces to Reintroduce Neglected Crops to Global Ecosystems

Many forgotten foods may hold the key to improving the livelihoods of farmers, reducing hunger, and mitigating the effects of climate change.

Cold Conundrum? Getting Nutritious Food to More People in Ethiopia

While agricultural production of fruits and vegetables has surged in recent decades, millions of Ethiopians are still not eating them. Children are hit the hardest by poor-quality diets, with millions suffering from growth-limiting stunting.

Stephanie Race: Preparing for Future Farming Hurdles Requires Multidisciplinary Data

The urgency to transform agricultural research and data into cutting-edge solutions for growers “is as if someone turned the volume up on the stereo,” says Stephanie Race of Crop Performance Ltd. and Earth Labs.

Opinion | Why We Need Organic for All?

Pesticides such as chlorpyrifos are linked to increased neurodevelopmental problems yet little is being done to protect farmworkers from pesticide exposure; which is hundreds of times greater levels of toxic pesticides than consumers’.

Climate change exacerbates the challenge of plant pests

The FAO predicts that the severity of the pest problem is only going to increase with Climate Change—calling for farmers’ to enhance their knowledge and skills to best manage pests and diseases of crops.

Re-introducing a Nutrition-Packed Berry in the Midwest

In Hartsburg, Missouri, Terry Durham created River Hills Harvest so elderberry growers throughout the Central United States could benefit from shared knowledge about sustainable growing practices and marketing.

It Isn’t Waste, It Is Simply Spare: Adam Kaye of Spare Food Co

In 2015, Kaye co-created the wastED pop-up restaurant series in New York and London, boasting menus using forgotten or unwanted parts of food. “We took products that people don’t consider as delicious or coveted, and we created something really pretty out of it”