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Raphael Manet checks the growth of oyster mushrooms at the "Bunker Comestible," (the "edible bunker") in Strasbourg, France, on February 19, 2018. The organic farm was established in a former gunpowder warehouse bunker used during the Franco-German 1870 war.

In the event of a killer asteroid, volcanic apocalypse, or nuclear holocaust, mushrooms could save humanity from extinction

Human survivors of an apocalyptic catastrophe could start a new food system with mushrooms. The other food options might not be as appetizing.

The Epstein-funded MIT lab has an ambitious project that purports to revolutionize agriculture. Insiders say it’s mostly smoke and mirrors.

MIT Media Lab staff faked key elements of its "personal food computer" project, insiders told Business Insider. In one instance, staff were told to place herbs grown elsewhere into the boxes.
Trump's tariffs are hurting 5 sectors of the economy.

Consumers, retailers, farmers, manufacturers, and tech firms are all getting clobbered by tariffs in Trump’s trade war

America's economy cooled more than expected last quarter — a sign of the toll the trade war is taking. Trump in a tweet blamed the companies themselves.

American farmers say China tariffs are making life worse — and rancher support for Trump is fading fast

The American Farm Bureau told Business Insider that it saw a 13% increase in farm bankruptcies since the start of the trade war.
Francisco da Silva Vale and his son Hercules navigate during a fishing session at Vila Nova do Amana in the Sustainable Development Reserve, Amazonas state, Brazil, September 23, 2015.

Earth is a spaceship, and the Amazon is a crucial part of our life-support system, creating up to 20% of our oxygen. Here’s why we need the worl...

The Amazon produces up to 20% of the world's oxygen, helps cycle water and regulate weather across the globe, and holds 10% of Earth's biodiversity.
A man works in a burning tract of Amazon jungle as it is being cleared by loggers and farmers in Iranduba, Amazonas state, Brazil, August 20, 2019.

The fires in the Amazon are the result of seasonal burning that farmers do every year. Here’s why they’ve gotten so bad this summer.

Farmers regularly set fires to clear new tracts of land. Scientists and environmentalists think they're behind this month's record-setting blazes.
President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

The US and Japan are holding trade talks, and a deal could settle shaky markets

Americans want to export more beef and pork to Japan, while the Japanese want to avoid upcoming automobile tariffs.
Felix Munk, head of the beekeeper organization Stadtimker, holds a honeycomb with bees at the rooftop of the Austrian chancellery in Vienna July 16, 2012.

40% of US honeybee colonies disappeared last year. This is what the world would look like without any bees at all.

Bee populations are in decline. Without them, food like nuts, fruits, and vegetables would become more expensive and rare.

Farmers slam Trump’s China tariffs despite billions spent on aid packages — ‘farmers do not want a payout’

"Farmers do not want to live on government payments," a farm group said. "They want certainty in markets so they can sell their goods for a good price."

Our food system accounts for a whopping 37% of greenhouse-gas emissions, a UN report found. But it could also offer a solution to the climate crisis.

Changing the way we farm and manage land could counteract rising greenhouse-gas emissions, according to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.