- Salvadoran Farmers Want To Just Say No To Monsanto's GMO Seeds: Report
July 09 2014 10:54 AM
Nearly 6,000 farmers united to block a U.S. effort to sell them genetically modified seeds through a foreign aid package, according to Truthout.org.
- How Rising Carbon Dioxide Levels Are Affecting Plants
July 07 2014 7:57 AM
A new discovery might provide scientists with tools to engineer crops that can deal more effectively with climate change.
- El Niño Could Stir Up Australia Heat Wave, India Monsoon
July 03 2014 2:23 PM
“The rainfall pattern has gotten distorted this year, and it will have some impact on agricultural productivity.”
- US Fishing Group Say World's Largest Marine Sanctuary Won't Help Conservation
July 03 2014 7:25 AM
“They can’t even take care of the monuments they’ve already developed."
- Lumber Prices Expected To Rise -- Report
June 20 2014 1:29 PM
Still rebounding from a cold winter, lumber prices are expected to turn around by the end of the year.
- Thailand's Rice Is Stuck In The Country, Driving Up Prices
June 19 2014 2:59 PM
Thailand's coup has put the country's rice-export industry in jeopardy.
- China, BP to Ink $20B Gas Deal
June 17 2014 9:18 AM
Oil giant BP announced Tuesday that it would sign a $20 billion liquefied natural gas with China this week in London.
- 6 Dead, 34 Injured After Gas Leak At India Steel Plant
June 13 2014 2:43 AM
Similar accidents at the plant in 2011 and 2012 claimed one life each while another lethal disaster killed five people at the plant in 2013.
- Iraq Insurgency Could Drive Oil Price Spike
June 12 2014 6:01 PM
Global oil prices are rising and could soar further as insurgents in Iraq threaten southern oil fields and export facilities, analysts say.
- When Eating Shrimp, There’s No Free Lunch
June 10 2014 5:05 PM
Alleged slavery in the supply chain of the world's largest shrimp farmer sheds new light on America's most popular seafood.
- Billionaire Climate Activist Tom Steyer Divesting From Fossil Fuels
June 09 2014 11:30 AM
The former hedge-fund manager and prominent climate activist Tom Steyer will have finally divested of all his fossil fuel holdings by the end of this month, the Washington Post reported Monday.
- Brazilian Drought Means Fewer Beans For Global Coffee Producers
June 04 2014 12:29 PM
And if the law of supply and demand holds then retail coffee prices may be headed north, right?
- New Virus Fears Fail To Rattle Hog Market
June 03 2014 6:09 PM
The hog market has been remarkably stable in the face of a recent report that a deadly pig virus believed to have been brought to the U.S. from China is more dangerous than previously thought.
- World Needs To Invest $50T to Meet Energy Needs: IEA
June 03 2014 10:57 AM
The energy agency says that massive investments are required through 2035 to meet the world's growing energy needs.
- 'Whiskey Crisis' Looms Over America's Drinking Culture
May 31 2014 1:17 PM
A shortage of whiskey is making headlines, as prices for top-shelf product skyrocket. But not everybody is buying in to the panic.
- Your Food Bill Is Rising, But Only In Certain Supermarket Aisles
May 29 2014 6:10 AM
As global food prices continue to rise, evidence shows that perishable goods are the overwhelming driver behind the increase.
- The World's Biggest Orange Exporter Is in Trouble
May 28 2014 3:03 PM
The European Commission's new rules on South African citrus imports could have major implications for Europe's fresh fruit market.
- Supply Fears Mount On Second Pig Virus Outbreak
May 28 2014 12:55 PM
An Indiana farm is the first to confirm publicly it suffered a second outbreak of a deadly pig virus.
- How A Few Ugly Oranges Could Derail South Africa’s Economy
May 28 2014 12:46 PM
Amid fears of "black spot" fruit disease, the EU has restricted imports of citrus fruit from South Africa, the world's largest exporter.
- Indonesia, India Top Shadow Economy List
May 28 2014 2:06 AM
Shadow businesses can make up more than 80 percent of total economic activity in developing countries, according to a new study.