Engineering safer soils for urban growers can reduce the risk of lead exposure and let low-income families enjoy more fresh fruits and vegetables.
Antibiotic resistance continues to grow. Now, scientists have found a tiny loop of DNA that resists a drug doctors use as a last line of defense.
Researchers find that disease-causing fungi — all clones of one another — will continue to infect banana plants unless new steps are taken to stop their spread.
Temple Grandin uses her own autism to understand how animals think. The animal scientist is famous for fostering the humane treatment of livestock.
Scientists are studying cows from one end to the other, with the goal not only of making the animals healthier but also of helping the environment.
More than just dirt, soils teem with microbes essential for growing crops. Soils also help prevent floods and even play a role in climate change.
Dogs love to roll around in the grass. But if there is weed killer around, it could end up on — and in — our furry pals.
Scientists find that removing wildlife from farms did not make raw vegetables safer to eat.
Agroforestry combines woody plants and agriculture. Growing trees alongside crops and livestock benefits wildlife, environment, climate — and farmers.
A chemical meant to kill moths affects the behavior of some spiders. It alters the spiders’ ability to capture prey — including those moths.
A new study shows how some parasitic plants evolved the ability to sense a potential host — and then send out root-like structures to feed on them.
Organic food often comes with a higher price. But research is showing that food grown this way can be better for the environment — and possibly for us.