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Norman Borlaug's life and legacy

PRI's The World speaks with Lester Brown, head of the Earth Policy Institute, about the life and career of Norman Borlaug, a scientist whose work developing high-yield crops earned him the Nobel Peace Prize in 1970. He died this past weekend.

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French cuisine

The French �Joy of Cooking� is coming to America. It's called �I know How to Cook�. Chef and blogger Clotilde Dusoulier lead the effort to make the book accessible to English speaking home cooks. Anchor Marco Werman talks with her

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Force-feeding in Mauritania

Marco Werman speaks with Abigail Haworth, Senior International editor for the U.S. edition of Marie Claire magazine. She reported on the practice of force-feeding young girls in Mauritania, a country where big is considered more beautiful.

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Slow food in Lebanon

Lebanon has a burgeoning movement known as �slow food.� Its proponents want to ensure that Lebanese don't lose their food traditions. The World's Aaron Schachter reports, the country seems an unlikely spot for a slow food movement.

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Guam loves Spam

The US Pacific Island territory of Guam is notable not just for its US military bases; Guam is also the world's leading consumer per capita, of Spam. The World's Mary Kay Magistad reports about the Guamanian craze for processed meat.