Startup company, ReGen Villages, is collaborating with a Dutch architectural firm to create self-sustaining communities that would grow their own food and produce their own energy.
The fact that the truck contained red skittles only initially puzzled the police officers, but what caught them totally dumbfounded is that the fact the truck was on its way to local farms to be used as cattle feed.
Have you ever wondered who invented agriculture? A new research from the University of Munich reveals that the first farmers on Earth millions of years ago were not human beings but, were in fact, Fijian ants.
A new study reveals that climate change is not responsible for the recent outbreak of fungal disease damaging coffee crops across Colombia and neighboring countries.
Infestation of pests are usually observed on monoculture or farm fields growing only one type of crop. Barely does this happen on fields with a variety of plants but this is usually left unconsidered through the years. Now, scientists have found another key factor on how diversity plays crucial role in preventing pestilences.
Drought-stricken crops won’t be saved by water storage alone as a new study finds that dry air actively pulls moisture from plants.
With industrialization slowly eating up most of the world's agricultural lands, it can be said that we may not have enough farming lands to produce food in the future. That's why scientists are developing more ways to grow plants in the smallest of spaces possible, like the new technology of using soil-free vertical farms called AeroFarms.
Skeleton remains excavated from an Anatolia fossil site known as Kumptepe reveal more about the transition humans made from a hunter-gather lifestyle to organized farming 8,000 years ago.
When humans began farming 6,000 years ago, during what scientists call the Anthropocene, the natural distribution of species was disrupted. This has had a lasting impact on ecosystems today.
Since the domestication of corn, there have been many genetically modified versions created to date. So how does the sweet corn we enjoy today compare to that served at the first Thanksgiving feast in 1621?
America's Dust Bowl in the 1930s severely impacted soil quality –- so much so that the effects remain to present day.
After comparing urban fruits to their commercially grown counterparts, researchers have determined that the urban-grown produce is more nutrient-rich in calcium and iron and is free of lead and arsenic.
In The Martian, astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon) uses his knowledge of botany to successfully grow potatoes and lengthen his food supply while stranded on Mars. While his methods are sound, researchers are curious about whether it could actually be done.
New research from the University College Dublin shows Cows were domesticated in stages and far more selectively than previous research indicated. DNA analysis indicates ancient British farmers restocked their domesticated herds with still-wild ox specimens called aurochs that grazed throughout areas of Europe, Asia and North Africa.