Bioenergy plantations could fight climate change—but threaten food crops, U.N. panel warns | Science

Big bioenergy plantations, such as these cottonwoods in France, can displace natural environment and food crops. MICHEL BUREAU/MINDEN PICTURES In the effort to keep the world from reaching unsafe... Read more »

Here’s how much a chocolate bar made without child labor would cost

In Ghana or Côte d’Ivoire, the heart of cocoa nation, 2 million kids do harmful work to sustain the chocolate market, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. In... Read more »

These genetic ‘goggles’ could help us engineer wildly resilient crops

Stem rust. Crown rust. Wheat blast. Grainy mildew. These whimsically-named illness and others like them have ravaging effects for farmers and individuals who depend on their bounty. A brand-new... Read more »

Restaurants could save a lot of dough by letting sick employees stay home

Many people do not prefer to think of it, however every bite of food has the possible to make us ill. That holds true whether it comes out of... Read more »

Why archaeologists are arguing about sweet potatoes

At some time, sweet potatoes crossed the Pacific. This much we understand. When it comes to the rest– How? When? Why?– we’re simply uncertain. Or, to be more clear,... Read more »