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Reality TV's new stars are Tanzanian farmers

They farm on a set, but the stakes are high. These are the stars of a reality show called "Female Food Heroes," a Tanzanian TV show produced by Oxfam that aims to empower and educate rural women who feed most of the families in the African nation.

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Geo quiz

For today's Geo Quiz, we're looking for a vast, surreal landscape in South America that's made up of salt. The answer is the Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia. Reporter Ruxandra Guidi takes us there.

Environment

North Korea food crisis

North Korea is allowing workers from the UN's World Food Program to inspect areas of the country where food is scarce, and Stephen Haggard, author of "Famine in North Korea"

Environment

Geo answer

The answer to today's Geo Quiz is Kenya's Rift Valley Province. Anchor Katy Clark speaks with Martin Fisher with the San-Francisco based non-profit organization, KickStart. KickStart is marketing relatively low-cost irrigation pumps in the province to help small-scale farmers.

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Human waste feeds British crops

British farmers are increasingly using human waste to fertilize their crops; the technique has a long history, and it's growing increasingly popular around the world, as The World's Alex Gallafent reports.

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Geo answer

The answer to our Geo Quiz is the state of Mizoram in northeast India, where an infestation of rats is devastating rice crops and villagers are paid for every rat tail they can produce.

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Corn in Africa

Development agencies have long promoted corn as a crop that can modernize African agriculture. Yet some food experts say Africa has now become over-reliant on corn, and the result has been increased malnutrition and vulnerability to famine.

Environment

Europe to set stringent pesticide laws

Europe is poised to adopt some of the world's toughest controls on pesticides. But the makers and users of many pesticides warn the move could put the squeeze on Europe's food supply. The World's Gerry Hadden reports.