No seeds were lost, but the ability of the rock vault to provide failsafe protection against all disasters is now threatened by climate change. The post The Arctic Doomsday Seed Vault Flooded. Thanks, Global Warming appeared first on WIRED.
A new high-resolution sequence of the barley genome could pave the way for better malt. The post You Want Better Beer? Good. Here's a Better Barley Genome appeared first on WIRED.
A scientist goes on a search for old soil, and his research reveals a promising result: Humans can slow climate change simply by feeding people. The post A Crucial Climate Mystery Hides Just Beneath Your Feet appeared first on WIRED.
The history of coffee gives us surprising insight into the future of the world's most popular banana. The post Humans Made the Banana Perfect—But Soon, It'll Be Gone appeared first on WIRED.
The buttery, nutty Hass has lots going for it, but horticulturists and geneticists want to do better—and save avocados from a future of pests and drought. The post The Long, Lonely Quest to Breed the Ultimate Avocado appeared first on WIRED.
One major advocate just took over the EPA; another will handle relations with China. The post What Trump's Latest Picks Mean for the Ag Industry appeared first on WIRED.
Potheads will become consumers, and the patchwork network of growers and sellers will start responding to the demands of a bona fide market. The post Legal Weed Has Arrived. Get Ready for the Budweiser of Bud appeared first on WIRED.
Biologists around the world are working on ways to trick cow gut microbes into emitting less methane. The post Scientists Might Reprogram Cow Guts So Cattle Burp Less appeared first on WIRED.
The ideal gourd for jack-o-lanterns, pies, and apparently, giraffe snacks. The post Oh My Gourd: Watch How to Grow the Perfect Pumpkin appeared first on WIRED.
Hurricane Matthew has drowned or swept away millions of chickens, turkeys, and hogs in North Carolina's rural landscape. The post Millions of Farm Animals Fall Victim to Hurricane Matthew appeared first on WIRED.