A warmer world could mean shrinking harvests and a more meager diet for millions of people, according to two new studies.
The Chinese government has issued guidelines to help wean its citizens onto a more vegetarian diet -- offering huge potential health gains and cuts in greenhouse gases.
Nepali farmers are finding that environmentally friendly cultivation methods increase yields -- and also help them adapt to rising temperatures and increasingly erratic rainfall.
Scientists have come up with a prescription of taxes and incentives to address the Amazon rainforest’s health problems and cut greenhouse gases by encouraging Brazil's cattle farmers to make more efficient use of pasture land.
Drug-resistant bacteria are causing the deaths of at least 23,000 Americans a year, a problem exacerbated by injudicious use of antibiotics in treatment of patients -- and their pervasive use in agriculture.
American farmers could lose millions of dollars to rising temperatures, faster-growing weeds, smaller yields and new pests, says a study by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
We learned back in the mid-1970s that livestock antibiotics increase the presence of drug-resistant bacteria in farmworkers. Since then, meat and poultry production has nearly tripled while business, government and public advocates have battled over industry regulation. ProPublica charts that battle's history.