African migrants risk all to head to the EU, looking for a better life, and many are dying on the way. Chinese farmers hope for a better life, by farming cockroaches. And more, from Myanmar to Japan, in today's Global Scan.
A state in south west India is on our radar for today's Geo Quiz. This state is famous for its coconuts as well as coconut oil, coconut cake, coconut toddy, coconut water..you get the ideaï¿½they go nuts for coconuts.
A recent study found high levels of multiple-antibiotic-resistant bacteria on Chinese pig farms. It's setting off new alarm bells about the heavy use of antibiotics in livestock. There's a high likelihood the bacteria could jump from pigs to humans.
China may not be the first place that comes to mind when thinking about places that American organic farmers could learn from. American advocates of a safe and sustainable food chain learned a few things on their recent trip to organic farms near Beijing.
Florida produces the most fresh tomatoes of any state in the nation. The growers there say they can't compete with lower-priced Mexican imports much longer. Now they're fighting a 16-year-old trade agreement that could put the idea of free trade at risk.