1. Who Will Defend Wheat?

Only 1 percent of Americans have celiac disease, yet flour consumption is at a 22-year low? (Businessweek)

2. Where are the Pecans?

When 1.4 billion people in China, with no trees of their own, go pecan-crazy, the prices explodes. (Slate)

3. Gumby in the Vineyard

Blow-up tube men are dancing in vineyards. When the U.S. fruit industry loses millions in profit to birds each year, any scarecrow will do — even an inflatable one. (Wall Street Journal)

4. GMO Backslider

Maybe he’s a GMO apostate, but producer Chris Huegerich is moving back toward conventional seed. (Modern Farmer)

5. Harvesting Pee

Who needs nitrogen, potassium, and phosphorus fertilizers anymore? Amsterdam is using the power of pee to fertilize the city. (Inhabitat)