food

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.

Lifestyle & Belief

Bread and Passover

Passover begins tomorrow night and one Israeli Arab is working hard in Jerusalem to buy up all the leavened bread from Jews. Once the celebration is over, he sells it back. We get the story from reporter Daniel Estrin.

Global Politics

Fast food in Nigeria

Mr. Bigg's is the largest fast food chain in Africa's most populous country. But running a fast food operation is no easy feat in a country beset by mismanagement, corruption, and a lack of infrastructure. David Hecht reports.