Researchers figure that roughly a third of all the food we produce is never eaten. In Paris, a new restaurant is taking a small slice out of all that waste by salvaging discarded food from a local market, cooking it up into fine cuisine, and serving it on a "pay-what-you-can" basis to a clientele that includes some of the city's neediest residents.
Some of the richest countries are buying up large swatches of land in some of the poorest countries. Olivier De Schutter is the U.N. Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food. He discusses the ethical quandaries of this new colonialism with Living on Earth.
Labels on bottled water make it difficult for consumers to discern what is in their water: has it been purified or tested? A Congressional hearing and new reports illustrate the lack of information that consumers have about what's in a bottle of water.
With more than 30 million low-income children dependant on school lunches, it's important for the National School Lunch Program to provide students with nutritious and well-balanced meals. However, Ann Cooper claims these lunches do just the opposite.
The Laos government has set a goal to reforest their nation. Now, scientists are working with farmers to produce profitable harvests by finding higher yielding varieties of the rice that Laotians prefer - sticky rice. On Living on Earth.
Today's Geo Quiz focused in the ancestral home of the potato. The answer is Peru. The BBC's Dan Collyns reports the Peruvian government is promoting the potato as a cheap, stable alternative to more expensive food crops like corn or wheat.
For today's Geo Quiz we were looking for a Colorado town about 170 miles west of Denver. The answer is Carbondale. Carbondale is home to a growing number of Latino immigrants. They've found a haven at local business called Garcia's Cafe. Reporter Sarah Hughes dropped by Garcia's Cafe on a recent afternoon, and sent us this report.