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Farmers, scientists and beekeepers are working to raise blue orchard mason bees to pollinate valuable orchard crops.

Anna Katrina Hunter, Contributor

New study shows how sand sedges lure beneficial bacteria to their roots.

Nala Rogers, Staff Writer

Image of person discarding vegetable scraps

New study looks at the nearly 300 million pounds of food Americans discard every day -- and its cost to our resources.

Jason Socrates Bardi, Editor

Bacteria that help sorghum survive drought could someday be used as probiotics for crops.

Anna Katrina Hunter, Contributor

Genetically modified yeast with basil and mint genes added gives beer a hoppy flavor without the need to add the actual flowers.

Jason Socrates Bardi, Editor

An inexpensive handheld sensor may simplify testing for pesticides on fruits and vegetables – but won’t replace government monitoring.

Valerie Brown, Contributor

Researchers look at what’s in soil to help farmers improve crops and their lives.

Karin Heineman, Executive Producer

Why you shouldn’t throw your Jack-o-lantern guts away.

Kimberly Hickok, Contributor

A new study shows how kids can taste tiny differences in sweetness.

Katharine Gammon, Contributor

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