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Looking for a way to help a sustainable food system grow, Cullen Naumoff turned to nature.

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Driving down U.S. 20 toward Cleveland, Cullen Naumoff knew something had to change.

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Though urban agriculture (UA), defined here as growing of crops in cities, is increasing in popularity and importance globally, little is known about the aggregate benefits of such natural capital in built-up areas. Here, we introduce a quantitative framework ... Read More

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As the global population rises toward 10 billion, the planet is headed for a food shortage, with some estimates saying supply will have to double by 2050 to meet demand.

The continued advance of agricultural technology — genetic modification along ... Read More

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WASHINGTON, Jan. 29, 2018 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced support for research, education, teaching, and extension projects that increase participation by women and underrepresented minorities from rural areas in ... Read More

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This piece was originally published on the Economics of Happiness Blog.

People yearn for alternatives to industrial agriculture, but they are worried. They see large-scale operations relying on corporate-supplied chemical inputs as the only high-productivity farming model. Another approach might ... Read More

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This article was originally published on ensia.com.

A sophisticated form of artificial intelligence known as deep learning could help make agriculture more efficient and environmentally friendly.

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Sick crops? These Indian subsistence farmers know just what to ... Read More

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It’s “Giving Tuesday”, but giving can be accomplished on any day of the week. As Seedstock is based in Southern California we wanted to make you aware of 16 organizations in the area focused on food access, community gardening, food justice, ... Read More

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News Release – It takes the right amount of water and sunlight for seeds to grow into a thriving garden. So too, it takes the right mix of factors to integrate local foods into communities. Some of these factors include ... Read More

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News Release – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced support to develop local and self-reliant food systems, such as farm to table enterprises that bring nutritious food to low-income communities. This funding ... Read More

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This article was originally published on Ensia.com

A rural community finds that for groundwater pollution, understanding each other’s constraints can make all the difference.

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Imagine waking up one day and learning that your community’s water supply is ... Read More

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