Everything You Need To Know About Nanopesticides

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  • Modern Farmer

Stacey Harper has never been a farmer. In wooded Alsea, Oregon, Harper is more likely to be found hunting elk than sowing seeds. Rather, it’s Harper’s work in the laboratory that links her to the soil. A scientist at Oregon State University in Corvallis, Harper is doggedly researching tiny, human-made substances called nanoparticles, with the goal of… » Read More

Seven ways climate change could kill you (really)

From roasting sidewalks to apocalyptic allergy seasons, here are the ways researchers predict a changing climate will affect your health

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What do allergies, heart attacks, salmonella outbreaks, and depression have in common? Give up? Well, most Americans don’t know either, according to an October report from the Yale Project on Climate Change Communication. The answer is that they’re all symptoms of a warming planet – just some of the health problems that experts say we can… » Read More

Death of a Family Farm

Family businesses remain one of the most popular forms of ownership in America. But when things go wrong, they go really wrong.

At the end of a road lined with the skeletons of old field equipment, Tony Azevedo sits in the living room of his white farmhouse and tells me not to expect much from his son Adam. “He had a breakdown,” says the 62-year-old organic dairy farmer. “The Adam you met isn’t the Adam we raised.” The house is a… » Read More

Can Whole Foods Change the Way Poor People Eat?

Challenging elitism, racism, and obesity with a grocery store may sound crazy. Here’s what happened when Whole Foods tried to do it in Detroit.

“Everybody Was Talking About It” A couple of years ago, as winter gave way to spring, Toyoda Ruff began to think about changing how she ate. Ruff had always been heavy, but her son, Tarik, a freshman honor student, had recently crossed the 300-pound mark, prompting Ruff to ferry him to appointments at a children’s weight… » Read More

Tuna firm’s bungled IPO exposes China’s flouting of global fishing rules

Draft IPO sends a reporter down a rabbit hole to find shell companies and shady dealings in the world-wide fishing industry

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Reporting on international fishing can often feel like investigating organized crime. Everyone knows how things are run, but the truth is obscured by shell companies, back-door dealings, and plausible deniability. This is why it’s remarkable that a recent, bungled initial public stock offering from a major Chinese tuna firm accidentally revealed something close to the… » Read More