Biodiversity is on the decline. That includes the natural ecosystems that directly and indirectly manage the catering for humanity’s dinner table.
When agriculture suffers, all Iowans do—even those who have never set foot on a farm.
Guidelines for a healthy diet emphasize fresh fruit and vegetables. Right now, there may not be enough in the gardens to nourish a cooler, healthier world.
Think global, buy local—but better still, choose vegetables and fruit to help slow climate change.
The world’s brewers face paying much higher prices for a key ingredient of beer as climate change hits barley crop yields.
Using less land and having more high-yield farms could be the best answer to the planet’s needs.
New ways of digging the dirt could lead to a major advance, and farmers in the developing world are making a difference.
Higher temperatures mean hungrier insects. And that will mean more crop losses. The question is: Who loses most?
With an estimated 2 billion people already affected by hunger or malnutrition, the results of a recent study raise an alarming prospect.
To cool the world and boost plant growth, such methods may do the trick. But if they work by dimming the sunlight, the plants will ultimately suffer.