Environmental scientists for the most part agree that the human population is growing at an unsustainable rate, to the point that even fertility restrictions and a worldwide pandemic couldn't solve the problem, according to new research.
International agriculture and lumber industries are main drivers of tropical deforestation, according to a new study.
DNA from an ancient human skull is shedding new light on the prehistory of Europe, showing that our ancestors were lactose intolerant for the first 5,000 years after they adopted agricultural practices, according to a new study.
Researchers have recently crafted a new model of how climate change will impact agricultural production around the world, and they have found that it isn't as simple as "good" or "bad" consequences.
Combating climate change may be as simple as changing our diets, according to a new study.
Changes in agriculture affect river flow rates in both rainy and dry times, according to two University of Iowa researchers.
Trying to feed the world's ever growing human population without further straining Earth's resources seems like an impossible challenge. But a new study maintains that by focusing efforts to improve food systems on a few specific regions, existing cropland could feed as much as three billion more people while also reducing agriculture's environmental footprint.
Researchers have drafted the genetic blueprint of bread wheat - an important step towards crafting improved versions of a crop that already produces nearly 700 million tons of food annually.
Tooth plaque from an ancient fossil uncovered by researchers in Sudan has revealed more about our prehistoric ancestors' diet, as well as shown that these people understood plants long before the development of agriculture.
Pregnant women who live in close proximity to fields and farms that use pesticides should be wary. A new study shows such harmful chemicals are linked to a two-thirds increased risk of having a child with autism spectrum disorder.
A massive quantity of surplus straw from crops such as wheat, barley, oats and oilseed rape is produced each year with little to use it for. Now, researchers suggest that this straw can be converted into second-generation biofuel, making harvests from golden fields even more useful.
The rate of decline among bee populations in the United States is beginning to ebb. However, the number of healthy bee colonies remains dangerously low and still faces significant hardship, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) reports.
No, we are not talking about some Tolkienesque fantasy cash crop here, but researches have indeed found a way to dwarf their corn stalks while maintaining high yield - all so they can grow them in abandoned mines and caves.