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Science, Tech & Environment

As unclear as water

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.

Science, Tech & Environment

Lunch lady dishes it out

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.

Science, Tech & Environment

Laos' sticky situation

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.

Business, Economics and Jobs

Geo answer

The answer to today's Geo Quiz is China. The kosher food industry is on the rise there as Chinese factory owners hope to tap into the US kosher food market. The BBC's Frances Harrison has that story.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo Answer

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.

Conflict & Justice

Geo answer

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.