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.
Food columnist Mark Bittman talks with host Marco Werman about how Europe is leading the way on food policy and why many European nations have been resistant to the kind of industrial agriculture that is now dominant in the US.
Middle-class Chinese worried about food safety in their country are starting to buy organic. But in a culture where you can get fake organic certificates, some worry that buying organic isn't good enough.
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.
The Japanese seem to be losing their appetite for fish. A government study shows the average consumption of seafood in the country has dropped below meat. That's forced Japan's fishing industry to fight back with music! Akiko Fujita checked out the sound.
Six weeks ago floods began to engulf Pakistan. The BBC's Aleem Maqbool has been tracing the path of the destruction by traveling the length of the country on the Indus river. Lisa Mullins talks with him.
Very little is known about the son of North Korea's Kim Jong Il. A few pictures have emerged showing the rather pudgy young man. Jason Strother reports North Koreans are asking questions about the son's girth while the rest of the country goes hungry.
The traditional way of raising children in Poland emphasizes strict discipline and preparing the youngsters for hardship. Dave McGuire reports on how some younger Polish parents are going for a softer, gentler approach.
The Amazonian berry known as aï¿½aï¿½ is rapidly gaining popularity in the United States. Proponents tout its unsubstantiated health benefits. But the berry has a very different reputation back in Brazil. Reporter Kelley Weiss reports.
Screaming fans greeted the popstar Madonna last night as she launched her first Hard Candy Fitness gym. It's located in an upscale neighborhood called ï¿½Bosques de las Lomasï¿½ in the city we're looking for in the Geo Quiz.
Sudan may split in two next year after a January referendum on the south's potential independence. But as The World's Alex Gallafent reports, the biggest challenge for southern Sudan will be meeting the basic needs of their population.
As relief organizations try to clear away the rubble, there's yet another crisis hitting the country: hunger. Severely damaged roads and broken supply lines have caused food shortages throughout the region.