Building a better soybean

Building a better soybean

What will it take to build crops that can withstand future climate changes? A group of plant biologists think they might be on to a solution for soybeans. Using genetic engineering, they’ve created a plant whose yields remain unaffected by high-stress conditions. The...
A more nuanced approach to reducing insecticides on our food

A more nuanced approach to reducing insecticides on our food

Contrary to popular belief, moving from monoculture to smaller farms and a more diversified agricultural landscape isn’t necessarily a cure-all to the excessive use of insecticides on crops such as grapes and almonds. Writing in the Proceedings of the National Academy...