November 28, 2011 Soybeans have fueled Asian civilizations for centuries, but the origins of the noble bean remains shrouded in the mists of history. Now a Korean archeologist says China may have to share bragging rights as the birthplace of soy.
November 25, 2011 The honey on supermarket shelves is probably real honey, after all. But claims that illicit Chinese honey was being sneaked into the U.S. market reveal how quick we are to assume the worst about supermarket foods — and imports. Closer analysis reveals a more complex tale.
November 23, 2011 WRVOAt a farm in upstate New York, the only worry turkeys have around Thanksgiving time is which dishes they want to dig their beaks into. They're the guests of honor at a feast honoring the birds. Sponsors pay $30 to keep the turkeys happily fed and far from the slaughterhouse.
November 23, 2011 Heritage turkey breeds would be extinct if people didn't raise them. And farmers won't raise them if people don't eat them. Breeds like the Narragansett that were close to extinction a decade ago are making a comeback as people choose to go with the darker, gamier meat.
November 15, 2011 Growing vegetables has never, in recent memory, been quite so cool, or so attractive to the young and well-educated. But many aspiring farmers lack hard, cold cash for land and farm equipment, a survey found.
November 2, 2011 Traditional family farmers say a Department of Labor proposal threatens the future of agriculture. But child and labor advocates say the plans are a much-needed update to protect vulnerable young workers.
November 1, 2011 Most adults can't digest milk sugar: It's a recent genetic adaptation most common in northern Europe. The food industry has come up with enzyme supplements and lactose-free products for those who want to enjoy ice cream without a tummy ache. But not all supplements have what it takes.
October 25, 2011 Winemakers, like farmers across the country, have faced bouts of extreme weather recently. One grape grower tried an inventive method this month to save his prized Cabernet Sauvignon.
June 30, 2011 Today Talk's in Denver. Topics include agricultural subsidies, The Tattered Cover and the appeal of independent book stores, regulating medical marijuana, and a look at the American Chicano movement, which was born in Denver.
May 27, 2011 In Georgia, farmers have almost everything they need for a successful early harvest, as squash, peppers and peaches are ready for market. But one thing's missing: someone to pick them. They blame the state's new immigration reform law, saying it's keeping itinerant workers away.
August 18, 2010 Canadian Fertilizer Giant Gets Hostile Bid From Australian Firm
August 5, 2010 Russian officials banned wheat exports as a lengthy drought and the need to feed its own people. The ban drove the price of wheat futures up to a two-year high, raising fears that higher food prices could follow.