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Will the Next Pandemic Start With Chickens?

Boyce Upholt The New Republic
This spring, a virulent strain of bird flu ripped through U.S. farms. The public hardly noticed. That we could ignore the disease shows just how little we’ve learned about the origin of new viruses.

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Plant of the Month: Peanut

Kristan M. Hanson Jstor.org
Weaving together new research and rich primary sources, the Plant Humanities Initiative recounts stories of global foods, such as peanuts, to illuminate their extraordinary significance to humans.

Attack of the Superweeds

H. Claire Brown New York Times
Herbicides are losing the war — and agriculture might never be the same again.

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What Biden’s New Executive Order Means for Agriculture

Emily Baron Cadloff Modern Farmer
The wide-ranging executive order focuses on fair and open competition in various sectors of the economy and aims to boost competition and review monopolies across a handful of industries.

How Biden Can Tackle the Climate Crisis

Tina Gerhardt The Progressive
Joe Biden has promised to ensure climate justice, but will his administration rise to the challenge? With the Biden Administration pledging to take the climate crisis seriously, some grounds for optimism exist.
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