Mapping the Benefits of Farm Biodiversity

Encouraging more functional biodiversity on farms could help increase dietary diversity and food security—and could contribute to solving large-scale environmental problems for growers of many other kinds of crops.

Saving Crop Diversity From Inside a Frozen Mountain

Since 2008, deep inside a mountain on a permafrost-crusted archipelago near the North Pole, the Svalbard Global Seed Vault has been open for business, soliciting and accepting sample seed collections from partner seed banks around the globe.

A Modern Bison Primer

Not long ago, it was bison that dominated North America, reaching into the tens of millions, whereas beef cattle were relative newcomers, introduced by European settlers and miniscule in number.