Once green year-round, agricultural fields in southern India have been devastated by years of inadequate rainfall and drought. Thus, millions of people are being driven to urban areas to find work.Most migrants are young men like 30-year-old Vinod Kumar, who drives for a…

In modern agriculture, chickens often take a winding path from farm to table—and, in the 1950s, they used to stop for a dip in an antibiotic bath, a process called Acronizing. The goal was to keep meat fresh, allowing chickens to be sold days, and sometimes weeks, after…

About 3.5 billion kilograms of pesticides are used each year across the globe. By keeping crops healthy and boosting production, the chemicals benefit farmers and the economies of developing nations. But pesticides have been found to disrupt ecosystems and harm animal life…

New federal data on the use of antibiotics in food animals aren’t good, according to an insightful analysis of an FDA report in National Geographic. Especially troubling is the fact that the 2013-2014 statistics cover a period during which veterinary drug manufacturers…

After a 20-year review, the FDA just approved the first genetically modified animal for Americans to eat: AquAdvantage salmon.

Aflatoxin contamination is threatening sub-Saharan Africa’s staple foods like maize, cassava, yam, rice, groundnut and cashews. Produced by a naturally occurring fungus, aflatoxins can suppress immunity, lead to liver cancer and cause stunting in children. Climate change,…

Most food grown in urban areas—even in somewhat polluted locations—can be safe to eat, experts say.

“For the world’s poorest farmers, life is a high-wire act—without safety nets,” Bill Gates writes in a blog that focuses on who will suffer most from major disruptions in agriculture as a result of rising temps from climate change. Many of the tools poor farmers will need…

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) hasn’t made progress on controlling the 300 million tons of manure that animal feedlots produce each year in the US.

The indigenous farming movement in the US is seeing an uptick in Native Americans cultivating crops of their ancestors to help restore their community’s health. Since the USDA began collecting more detailed information on Native-operated farms, they found around 34,700 of…