Is Steam Canning Safe?

New research shows that steam canning can be just as safe as water bath canning if performed properly to preserve acidic foods. Here are guidelines for operating a steam canner.

Best Mosquito Traps for Your Yard

Discover the best mosquito traps to use in your yard. Improving your mosquito control will ensure that you can enjoy your summer evenings outdoors.

What’s Wrong With 2,4-D Herbicide?

The release of new genetically modified crops resistant to 2,4-D herbicide will mean a huge increase of potent, dangerous chemicals on American farmland and a serious threat of herbicide drift problems for other growers.

When Eating Greens Is Not Good For You

Leafy greens are among the most nutritious foods you can eat, but what if they contain systemic pesticides like imidacloprid? New pesticides that are taken up by plants mean there may be pesticides in food crops like collards and kale, not just on the surface.

How Bad Is Monsanto?

Corporations continue to purchase interests in seed industries, and Monsanto — the 800-lb. gorilla in the world of genetically modified seeds — is leading the way. Find out what this means for the future of crops and for you.