A generation ago, the African nation of Nigeria launched a plan to embrace modern farming. Today the country is more dependent than ever on imported food. To find out what went wrong reporter David Hecht travels to a village he first visited in the 1980s.
Forum 10: Scientists want to increase food production to feed the world's growing population. Biologist and author Lisa Weazel spoke to us about the role of genetically modified food crops in solving this problem.
A long legal battle wrapped up this week in Wales. It is a case that involves farmers, wildlife campaigners ? and badgers. Anchor Marco Werman gets the story from Jack Reedy, the press officer for The Badger Trust.
Hillside farmers in Oaxaca, Mexico, are experimenting with low-tech, traditional methods to stem erosion and retain water. The efforts are a response to increasing floods and landslides in the region. Shannon Young reports.
Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Dr. Peter Gleick about China's massive water pollution problems. The Chinese government reported this week that levels of common water pollutants were twice as high as they had previously thought.
Thousands of people in Sri Lanka have been struck by a mysterious and deadly kidney disease. A new study points to a likely cause: pesticides and fertilizers. This story was reported as part of a joint investigation with the Center for Public Integrity.