agriculture

A Conversation with Mel Frank, the ‘Godfather’ of Marijuana Growers Who’s ‘Still Tokin’ After All…

I was introduced to Mel Frank as “The Godfather of Growing Marijuana.” It was 2014 and I was visiting a vape company he was consulting….

A Brief History of Selling Livestock Semen

For me, it started with Mr. Immambo. Fifteen years ago, I was near the end of a road trip. It was a wonderful and strange adventure,…

The Meat Industry’s Drive to Grow Larger Cows Is Ruining Steak

The cattle industry has spent decades engineering larger animals, and their efforts have largely paid off (for them): The weight of an average cow at…

Mistletoe Is Poisonous, Gross and Creepy

Ah, mistletoe. That mischievous, pretty plant. That dangling signifier of festive holiday romance. That… toxic, awful parasite? That’s right, mistletoe is actually terrible, and not…