We’re seeing the largest increases in inflation in years. It’s happening across the board in apparel, vehicles, housing, insurance, recreation - you name it. And, needless to say, our food supply isn't immune to these increases, either...
India aims to provide subsidies for farm producers while maintaining artificially low food prices, but it's created an explosive situation. It's a cautionary tale for all food systems to keep policy and economics aligned.
Despite their meager size, soil microbes have a significant impact on the health of plants, animals, and our planet. Innovative microbial technologies have been found to increase soil fertility and plant health, as well as understanding our own needs and those of the Earth's.
When Covid swept through our nation, there were periods of time where we couldn’t always find red meat, milk, and toilet paper. With Thanksgiving so close, we wanted to let you know to expect when buying your Thanksgiving turkey this year.
Did you know that every time you eat fish, it can directly impact our oceans? Wild-caught seafood is in high demand, but we can't sacrifice the health of aquatic life. So how can we make better choices for all when seafood shopping?
COVID-19 has ramped up vaccine production using genetic modification technologies, but ag has seen the opposite effect on GM approval for crops. And no one's been hit harder than farmers in developing countries where significant progress came to a screeching halt.
Looking for meaningful ways to help those affected by the pandemic? Check out our curated list of relief funds and volunteer programs, as well as small gestures while you shop, dine, and post on social media that go a surprisingly long way.
Nyasha Mudukuti of Cornell's Alliance for Science reveals the challenges facing her family's farm in Zimbabwe, and how her plight to save African smallholder farms hangs on educating farmers about ag biotechnology.
We've all witnessed panic-buying in the grocery aisles and maybe did some ourselves. The empty shelves reveal how we try to find control as coronavirus fears grow more rampant. But how do we control our fears and our carts?
With the global population to top 9 billion and climate change reducing crop yields by 25-30% by 2050, how will we keep everyone fed? Technological innovations, such as gene editing and synthetic biology, offer tools to meet the demand — if they are allowed to move forward.
We’ve heard of animal-based, plant-based and cell-based proteins, but how about air-based proteins? Solar Foods is reversing carbon emissions by pioneering a protein with carbon dioxide and renewable electricity, a feat with potential to address sustainability and world hunger. But how feasible is this protein?
With summer winding down and kids returning to school, it’s time once again to catch up on some food & ag news from around the world. It’s been a busy time, with lots of news we at Dirt-to-Dinner found to be important, interesting, sometimes outrageous and occasionally funny. Here it is, in case you missed it...
The ongoing flooding in Nebraska and Iowa has pushed many over the edge, making the next harvest an impossibility for some. Many have lost their homes, their farms, and their livelihood. Here is how you can help.