Australia has blocked the sale of the country's largest landowner, private farming group S. Kidman and Co, to foreign investors.
Christian Faitz, equity research analyst at Kepler Cheuvreux, explains why Monsanto’s bid to buy Syngenta was more than just the price.
Countries have gone to war for less. But pollution from Indonesia's forest fires has received a relatively benign regional response.
Organic food is based on the idea that "natural" is better — for the soil, the environment and the body. So how much better is it?
Whole Foods' "Responsibly Grown" program recognizes even nonorganic food growers for better practices.
Nirgunan Tiruchelvam, director of research at Religare Capital Markets Singapore, says the Southeast Asian haze crisis will have an impact on palm oil productivity.
There are only 80 agencies certified to verify that the nation’s 25,000 "organic" farms are actually growing food organically.
DoubleLine's Jeff Sherman told CNBC that despite market volatility, investing in commodities could pay off for investors.
The strongest El Nino on record is expected to drench the South this fall and winter, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association.
The El Nino weather pattern sweeping the globe is causing a slew of disruptions, and across markets it's creating some clear winners and losers.
Olam said the proceeds will be used to refinance existing debt, meet working capital requirements, and general corporate funding.
In the last half-century, China more than doubled the caloric intake of the average Chinese citizen. As the economy and population of The People’s Republic continues to rise, how high will their food intake go? CNBC reports.
As China's middle class grows, rising food demand is influencing food production and water consumption in the American West, including California.
Deane Dray, RBC Capital Markets, discusses the interest of investing in water companies, as the world faces the growing threat of water scarcity.
The Government Accounting Office believes 40 of the 50 states will be dealing with water scarcity by the year 2025. Seth Siegel, author of "Let There Be Water," discusses the expense to fixing water systems.
Cities around China are carving out tracts of land for school parks - dubbed "education factories" - designed for hundreds of thousands of students.
New Zealand's dollar has climbed along with the recent bump in Asian currencies, but some analysts see the rally as just another chance to sell.
CNBC returns to visit a California organic farmer whose dream to grow special pumpkins is bearing fruit, and weirdness.
Ngiam Tong Tau, chairman of Sky Urban Solutions, explains the advantages of vertical farming in urban environments such as Singapore.
Heavy rains are expected to result in significant losses to peanut, soybean and cotton crops, and it may go beyond that.