Lebanon used to import 80% of its basic goods. But after an explosion destroyed the country's main port, local farms are needing to step up.
Caterpillar fungus has been used in traditional herbal medicine for many centuries and can cost as much as about $63,000 per pound.
VC funding for indoor farming tripled to almost $1.9 trillion last year, and Bowery's deal is the biggest on record for the industry.
While the coffee farm is only a 15-minute drive from the nearest town in West Java, it feels light-years away from the modern world.
The stone dates back to 1819, before the boundary between Belgium and France was officially established in the Treaty of Kortrijk.
Only 1.3% of farmers in America are Black, and some say the farming industry's long history of discrimination is still playing out.
For over a century, Black farmers faced discrimination from the US Department of Agriculture and were largely excluded from federal loans and farm improvement initiatives.
Clownfish farming has taken off in India as the government tries to support rural economies. We visited a clownfish hatchery where dazzling new varieties of “designer” clownfish are being bred. Some of these clownfish sell for as much as $US40 apiece. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories.
Clownfish farming has taken off in India as the government tries to support rural economies. Some of the colorful new varieties cost as much as $40.
A Coles magazine guide celebrating plant-based diets has reportedly drawn the ire of an industry group representing rural Australian livestock farmers. The organisation is seeking to meet with Coles over its “healthy eating” guide, which called on readers to “Go meat free on more than just Monday.” The report comes […]
A combination of factors has made Christmas trees harder to find and more expensive this year. The coronavirus pandemic has led people to buy up trees at higher levels than in previous years, growers report, as people seek to create a festive, comforting atmosphere in their homes. The pandemic has […]
Former Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg is advising a robotic tractor maker, Bloomberg reports. Monarch Tractors, which launched its first product this month, was cofounded by former Tesla executive. Unlike some larger applications, Monarch’s small tractors are battery powered and “driver optional.” Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Former Boeing […]
Major protests in India following the introduction of free-market farming laws by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government set to continue. There have already been six rounds of talks but nothing has come of them as demonstrations continue across the country. Tear gas and water cannons […]
Starting in mid-September, Ocean Spray farmers across the Northeast start hustling to harvest 100 billion cranberries in just six weeks. But this year, just as harvest was starting, a TikTok featuring a bottle of Ocean Spray Cran-raspberry juice went viral, prompting millions of copy-cat TikToks and clearing cranberry juice from […]
When international software company Zoho bought 360 acres of land outside of Austin, Texas, the plan was to build a new headquarters for its 150 local employees. But when a group of Zoho employees drove out to check out the land in February, they decided to do something totally different: […]
Farmers in Thailand use armies of 10,000 “field chasing ducks” to eat their way through rice paddies after a harvest. The tradition has long been practiced in Thailand and surrounding countries to rid rice paddies of pests and rice husks and reduce the cost of feeding the ducks. Studies have […]
Michaela Schwartz is a writer/producer living in New York. Originally from Boston, she graduated from Barnard College with a bachelor’s degree in Film and Gender Studies. When her television job ended in April, she saw no return to normalcy in sight for entertainment – so she decided to pursue her […]