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Matthew Miles Goodrich: Food prices are up. A "Bean New Deal" may be the answer

With prices for poultry and beef continuing to rise, the government should ease spending on meat and pay farmers to plant beans.
Montana lentil farmers go against the grain to build thriving organic business

Montana lentil farmers go against the grain to build thriving organic business

Timeless Seeds’s ‘lentil underground’ continues to grow, producing nutrient-dense specialty crops while regenerating Montana’s soils and rural communities.

Beans may be the 'food of the future,' but U.S. farmers aren't planting enough

Beans may be the 'food of the future,' but U.S. farmers aren't planting enough

Legumes are great for people and soil, but high prices for corn and soy, plus extreme weather due to climate change, threaten domestic production.
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6 of the most sustainable meat alternatives

The industry is associated with poor working conditions and is damaging the climate. So what other high-protein options are there?

How a seed bank, almost lost in Syria's war, could help feed a warming planet.

A plant conservationist from Syria and his colleagues are safeguarding seeds that might be crucial when more parts of the world become as hot and arid as the Middle East.

TERBOL, Lebanon — Ali Shehadeh, a seed hunter, opened the folders with the greatest of care. Inside each was a carefully dried and pressed seed pod: a sweet clover from Egypt, a wild wheat found only in northern Syria, an ancient variety of bread wheat. He had thousands of these folders stacked neatly in a windowless office, a precious herbarium, containing seeds foraged from across the hot, arid and increasingly inhospitable region known as the Fertile Crescent, the birthplace of farming.

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BASF to harvest seeds, herbicide businesses from Bayer for $7 billion.

BASF has agreed to buy seed and herbicide businesses from Bayer for 5.9 billion euros in cash, as Bayer tries to convince competition authorities to approve its planned acquisition of Monsanto.

businesses from Bayer for $7 billion

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Fall armyworm arrives in Africa on the heels of climate change.

A rapidly spreading invasive pest now threatens crops across the continent.

Tobias Okwara is a farmer in Kayoro Parish in southeastern Uganda. In the midst of a long drought that began in May 2016, he and his neighbors got together to discuss what to do. Food was becoming scarce, and they hoped to recover quickly once the rains started again. They decided they would pool their meagre resources and plant a large communal field of maize. By spring 2017, the rains had finally returned, and their maize was thriving.

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