agriculture

Health & Medicine

EPA approves a new herbicide for GMO crops and lawsuits follow

Many of today’s synthetic pesticides are derived from chemical weapons developed during the First and Second World Wars. Today, in the US, chemical warfare is waged daily against weeds in industrial agriculture. It has become an escalating conflict, as unruly weeds rapidly adapt to new products. The latest weapon has stirred strong opposition from environmentalists, farmers and food safety advocates.

Health & Medicine

EPA approves a new herbicide for GMO crops and lawsuits follow

Many of today’s synthetic pesticides are derived from chemical weapons developed during the First and Second World Wars. Today, in the US, chemical warfare is waged daily against weeds in industrial agriculture. It has become an escalating conflict, as unruly weeds rapidly adapt to new products. The latest weapon has stirred strong opposition from environmentalists, farmers and food safety advocates.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

The answer to today's Geo Quiz is Nishio in Aichi Prefecture, Japan. The area is known for its green tea plantations. Anchor Lisa Mullins finds out more from green tea executive Shiro Nobunaga.

Arts, Culture & Media

Going vegetarian in Ghent

The city council of Ghent in Belgium has declared every Thursday to be a "veggie day." Starting today, every restaurant in the Belgian city has to offer customers at least one vegetarian dish on Thursdays. Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Koen Lefever, the chef at one of Ghent's top restaurants.

Arts, Culture & Media

Man's best meal?

A new study suggests that people first began domesticating wolves�the ancestors of today's dogs�more for lunch than for loyalty. Anchor Marco Werman finds out more from Peter Savolainen, lead scientist on the study.

Science, Tech & Environment

Geo answer

The answer to today's Geo Quiz today is Australia. Something's happening in parts of the country that hasn't happened for years. It's RAINING. Correspondent Phil Mercer reports from the farming town of Forbes.

Arts, Culture & Media

Cacao crops waning

Cacao plantations have been a mainstay for farmers in the Mexican state of Chiapas. But farmers have started to abandon these crops for the more lucrative sugar cane and oil palm plants. Murray Carpenter reports.

Global Politics

Microinsurance grows in Colombia

Some insurance companies are offering microinsurance for the poor, especially for health matters, meant to protect the poor against financial disasters caused by illness, death or crop failure. Reporter John Otis has the story from Barranquilla, Colombia.