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Cannabis grower Steve Dillon tends to his plants on his farm in Humboldt County, California, Aug. 28, 2016.

‘Green rush’: Cannabis boom squeezing farmland in North America

Legalization and decriminalization have led to greater demand for places to produce the drug

Thomson Reuters Foundation – While the coronavirus pandemic has caused the collapse of retail businesses across the globe, there is one thing people have been buying more of during months of lockdown: marijuana. The legal cannabis industry set sales records across the United States and Canada over the past six months, according to cannabis analytics

Pastors and congregation members harvesting wheat for communion bread at Plainsong Farm & Ministry in Michigan.

Eat, pray, farm

U.S. churches turn faith lands into food

Thomson Reuters Foundation – As Baltimore was convulsed by protests in 2015 over the death of a young black man in police custody, a handful of people in the eastern U.S. city started worrying about a related issue: food. Thousands of demonstrators thronged the coastal city’s streets to protest the death of Freddie Gray, 25, forcing