Climate Change Could Cut Global Food Output 18% By 2050

The world's food supplies will be hit hard by global warming, according to a study published this week in the journal Environmental Research Letters. The study's authors advise investing in irrigation and infrastructure to attenuate this loss, but what's less clear is where these measures should be taken. In fact, we… » 12/19/14 3:20pm Friday 3:20pm

Nevermind Drought -- The Biggest Threat to Our Food Supply Is Fungus

Within 30 years, it's likely that farmers will be battling deadly crop pests that they've never seen before. Pests are evolving and entering new regions in greater numbers than ever — and our worst adversary is likely to be fungus, which could destroy whole harvests and wreak havoc with our food supplies. » 9/19/14 3:08pm 9/19/14 3:08pm

Thanks To Hardworking Scientists, We Will Never Run Out Of Nutella

Ferrero, the company that makes Nutella and spreads joy across the world, currently uses about one-fourth of the world's hazelnut supply. As prices rise, more farmers around the world have begun growing hazelnuts. But it wasn't possible to do so in the northeastern region of the U.S. — until now. » 9/18/14 9:40am 9/18/14 9:40am

High Levels of Insecticide Found in Iowa Streams

A study released today offers evidence that neonicotinoids, the same pesticides associated with honeybee deaths, are now flowing into our water supplies. Neonicotinoids are a kind of insecticide that some scientists say could be causing colony collapse disorder, which endangers bees and agricultural plants alike. » 7/25/14 3:47pm 7/25/14 3:47pm