May 30, 2014 — Four years of crippling drought has withered the agricultural economies of Great Plains states like Oklahoma. The USDA forecasts this year's wheat crop will be half what it would be in a good year.
May 8, 2014 — When crops are surrounded by high levels of carbon dioxide, they're more productive. But they may have lower concentrations of some crucial nutrients, which could increase malnutrition in the future.
Mar 4, 2014 — People around the world are eating a wider range of foods. But as a whole, we are increasingly reliant on a few crops. Researchers say that increases the risk of agricultural disaster.
Sep 26, 2013 — A doctor who authored the book Wheat Belly claims that changes to modern varieties of wheat have have caused the rise in celiac disease and gluten sensitivity. But other doctors have other theories to explain why wheat makes some people sick.
Jul 17, 2013 — Government investigators are trying to solve an agricultural whodunit: How did genetically engineered wheat that was never approved for sale end up in a farmer's field in Oregon? Some are raising the possibility of sabotage; others suspect simple human error.
May 30, 2013 — An Oregon farmer discovered the genetically engineered wheat growing in his field about a month ago. Nobody knows how it got there, how widely it has spread, or whether it has been in fields harvested for food. GMO wheat is not approved for sale in the U.S.
Aug 24, 2011 — Dr. Alessio Fasano says, "You're never too old to develop celiac disease." Producer Priska Neely remarks on the sixth anniversary of her diagnosis with a digestive disorder that is on the rise and it's unclear why.
Aug 5, 2010 — Russian officials banned wheat exports as a lengthy drought and the need to feed its own people. The ban drove the price of wheat futures up to a two-year high, raising fears that higher food prices could follow.