Experts worry what early decisions on GM corn mean for the health, environmental, and cultural integrity of Mexico’s corn culture and diet.
From shaking up the American corn lobby to protecting traditional crops in Mexico, see how a ban on genetically modified corn could transform agriculture.
A new decree states that any ban on GM feed corn, which is the overwhelming majority of U.S. exports, would only be implemented gradually, pending a full review of the science and the availability of adequate supplies of non-GM corn.
According to the citizen group Demanda Colectiva, the decision is a win for peasants, Indigenous communities, and consumers.
A new program is helping startup companies expand their business and promote healthy and environmentally-friendly snacks for the future.
These 22 farmers, seed savers, activists, and chefs are preserving heirloom and heritage crops in one of the most biodiverse regions in the nation.
Storing nearly 1 million seeds from genebanks worldwide in a cave at -18 degrees Celsius, the Svalbard Global Seed Vault ensures that if a genebank’s seeds vanish or fall into ruin, much the world’s biodiversity will still remain helping ensure food security.
Climate change brings heavy rainfall and flooding to key farm states in the Midwestern U.S. causing price spikes globally and a reminder that in a globalized food system the impacts are felt far beyond the farm.
While baby steps such as cover cropping are getting the Midwest closer to protecting their water and soil, more needs to be done to revive soil and water health.
American corn farmers are a major group still skeptical of climate change and have been largely unharmed by it so far. This could change in the near future, bringing new force and an unlikely ally to the fight against climate change.