2020 saw record numbers of swarms of locusts across East Africa and southwest Asia, with experts warning climate change could increase their frequency.
At least 14 seed species have been identified in mysterious packages sent unsolicited to people in the U.S. from China, but officials are continuing to warn those who receive the seeds to not plant them.
"Reducing poverty does not have to create unavoidable environmental costs," said researcher Paul Ferraro.
It was reported that a little more than $9 billion of aid would come from funding provided in the $2 trillion coronavirus relief package.
"People are panic-buying chickens like they did toilet paper," said Tom Watkins, the vice president of Murray McMurray Hatchery in Iowa.
Computer models have been used to predict the global impacts of a national food crisis similar to the 1930s Dust Bowl.
"More people could die outside the conflict areas due to famine than due to the direct effects of the war," researcher Jonas Jägermeyr said
"The Svalbard Global Seed Vault is a secure backup facility for the seed banks of the world," Cierra Martin, a spokesperson for the Global Crop Diversity Trust, told Newsweek.
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The former New York City mayor was called "condescending" and an "enormous clown" over his assessment of what it takes to farm.
Studies indicate that the Judean date palm was first cultivated around 7,000 years ago.
Scientists have completed what they say is the first-ever open-field release of a genetically-modified insect. Genetically-modified insects could one day be used as an alternative to pesticide.
Researchers studying insecticide use on U.S. crops show that overall use has declined in the last 20 years, but what is being used is more toxic to bees.
The development of farming and introduction of livestock during the Neolithic Revolution was an opportunity for the African wolf and boosted populations, suggests study.
The former CEO of AT&T Broadband penned an Iowa newspaper column arguing that corporations have been able to celebrate but President Donald Trump's economic policies are "destroying" rural America.
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Chlorpyrifos is a widely used chemical product used on a variety of crops such as soya beans, alfafa, citrus, almonds, cotton, grapes and walnuts.
More than 3,000 quails, 1,000 chukars and 100 chickens died in the blaze in Greenup County, Kentucky.
"You know, the trade deal, I trust him to do the right thing for everybody," Randy Sowers said.
The campaign against undocumented laborers escalated to its most severe crackdown in over a decade when federal agents with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raided five poultry processing facilities in Mississippi last week.
Chistopher Gribbs from Ohio said that soybean prices have taken a big hit due to Trump's trade war with China.
People eat as much as they can afford despite it killing the planet—the "meat paradox."
"The environment is currently one of the major battlefields over the shape of the global economy, on a par with armed conflicts and calls for urgent and immediate action," one expert told Newsweek.
Scientists have identified genetically inherited gut microbes that regulate how much methane a cow produces.
A comprehensive climate policy could create new livelihoods for rural Americans and farmers suffering under Trump administration policies.
"Such temporary solutions are not sufficient to address the permanent damage the trade war has inflicted on agricultural export markets."