Farmworkers pull weeds from a field of lettuce near Gonzales, Calif. Salinas Valley farms like this one rely on wells, which haven't been affected much by the drought. George Rose/Getty Images hide caption

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California's Drought Isn't Making Food Cost More. Here's Why

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A fully formed coffee berry, left, is shown next to a damaged coffee berry due to drought, at a coffee farm in Santo Antonio do Jardim, Brazil on Feb. 6. Paulo Whitaker/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Double Trouble For Coffee: Drought And Disease Send Prices Up

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Wheat fields like this one could yield wheat with less zinc and iron in the future if they are exposed to higher levels of CO2, according to the journal Nature. Zaharov Evgeniy/iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Less Nutritious Grains May Be In Our Future

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For Many, Farming Is A Labor Of Love, Not A Living

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Fire-Setting Ranchers Have Burning Desire To Save Tallgrass Prairie

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Wal-Mart is promising to drive down the prices of organic food by bringing in a new company, WildOats, to deliver a whole range of additional products. Wal-Mart/Flickr hide caption

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Can Wal-Mart Really Make Organic Food Cheap For Everyone?

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Backers of the new Open Source Seed Initiative will pass out 29 new varieties of 14 different crops, including broccoli, carrots and kale, on Thursday. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Plant Breeders Release First 'Open Source Seeds'

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Live tilapia raised by Blue Ridge Aquaculture are loaded into a truck bound for New York. Dan Charles/NPR hide caption

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The Future Of Clean, Green Fish Farming Could Be Indoor Factories

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Farmers participate in a CGIAR climate training workshop on how to interpret seasonal rainfall forecasts in Kaffrine, Senegal. Courtesy of J. Hansen/CGIAR Climate hide caption

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Customers order food from a McDonald's restaurant in Des Plaines, Ill. The company has promised to start buying "verified sustainable beef" in 2016. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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From the botanical to the economic, spring's iconic vegetable still harbors surprises. Sharon Mollerus/Flickr hide caption

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Top 5 Ways Asparagus, A Rite Of Spring, Can Still Surprise

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The world is increasingly relying on a few dozen megacrops, like wheat and potatoes, for survival. Above, a wheat field in Arkansas. Danny Johnston/AP hide caption

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In The New Globalized Diet, Wheat, Soy And Palm Oil Rule

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