For Melon Farmers, Insects’ Benefits May Outweigh Their Costs

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Ian Rose

“I always take pictures of produce in the grocery store,” says Leach. “Watermelon is always the one that looks a…

A Contested Election Is Fracturing a Farmworkers’ Union

It was early September and the height of tobacco season, the most demanding time for one of the most demanding…

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These Chicago Urban Farmers Are Growing Local Food in the Wake of Steel Industry Pollution

In the face of those environmental injustices, Chicago's Southeast side community has come together to create green spaces that educate…

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The Field Report: The Future of Organic Food Is Taking Shape at the USDA—and Beyond

Now, the agency has finally started taking action to address some of the loopholes long pointed to by advocates. But…

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Does Pastoralism Have a Place in the Future of Food?

For nearly 10,000 years, pastoralists have domesticated and managed grazing animals such as reindeer, camels, yaks, alpacas, goats, sheep, and…

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Op-ed: Want an Agtech Revolution? Center Farmworkers’ Expertise

Take, for example, Mineral, the effort from Google’s parent company Alphabet, which has been in the works at its X…

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For Some Food Professionals, COVID Has Cast a Long Shadow on Their Senses

Many workers in the food industry experiencing parosmia—or a long-term distorted sense of smell—find their lives and livelihoods disrupted. And…

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The Field Report: New Research Shows Dangerous Levels of ‘Forever Chemicals’ in Freshwater Fish

While the data related to these “forever chemicals” isn’t new, Tasha Stoiber, a senior scientist at EWG and co-author of…

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As Grocery Stores Get Bigger, Small Farms Get Squeezed Out

Dasher is a third-generation Vidalia grower in Glennville, a small town in one of the 20 counties where the special…

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Op-ed: Some Regenerative Farms Are Weathering California’s Unprecedented Rainfall

In a region parched by megadrought and greatly affected by human alteration, the landscape cannot absorb rapid, uninterrupted rainfall. Agriculture…

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The Farm Credit Administration’s First Indigenous Chairman Wants to Level the Playing Field

This is the second time Logan—who grew up in Oklahoma and is an enrolled member of the Osage Nation—has been…

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Kristin Ohlson Wants Us to Reimagine Collaboration on the Land

In Sweet In Tooth And Claw, author Kristin Ohlson explores cooperative relationships found in nature, from the evolution of the…

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Can This Beef Cooperative Become ‘the West’s Largest Climate-Smart Ranching Program’?

Last year, in an effort to improve his pasture and make his land more resilient to these challenges, Southworth, a…

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Farmers Embrace the Growing Domestic Spice Trade

"We sourced as much local food as possible. Along with the garden we had at the hotel, we bought from…

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Our Best Op-eds and Commentary of 2022

We love hearing it all! And sometimes we even seek out experts to address a topic we think deserves more…

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Our Best Food & Farm Labor Reporting of 2022

This year, our reporters told stories about the people on the frontlines of the food system--from food delivery people and…

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The Year in Civil Eats Investigations, 2022

We see great promise in this approach to leading the news. Sometimes the simple question of asking “why?” raises the…

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Our Best Food Access Reporting of 2022

In summer 2022, 21.4 percent of U.S. households were food insecure, a 6 percent increase from spring 2021, according to…

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