Agriculture

Aerial view of five farmers harvesting Chinese cabbage in Thailand.
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By Dr. Lewis Ziska

Balance is, without question, important in plant biology: Too much or too little sun, the right amount of rainfall, the right temperature range, and the necessary soil nutrients are critical to maintaining a healthy and diverse plant community.

But that stability is being threatened by climate…

Photo: Romulo Yanes

Bread baking was transformed for the average home baker in 2006 when Mark Bittman wrote about Sullivan Street Bakery founder Jim Lahey’s no-knead bread in The New York Times after he learned about Lahey’s super-minimalist method.

“The method is surprisingly simple,” Lahey wrote in an email to Bittman. …

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By Ricardo Salvador

The coronavirus pandemic has exposed many of our society’s frailties — and here’s a big one: In the 21st century, we still operate our farms and food systems as if they were a 19th-century plantation.

Despite the technology and logistics we apply to producing and distributing food…

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