In the hills north of San Francisco, a new form of farming is taking root. It's called biointensive farming, and it has the potential to give small farmers a much bigger impact on the global food supply.
The economic downturn is prompting some Japanese professionals to take a look at another field - farming. They've been taking a crash course run by some farmers hoping to bring new blood to Japan's ailing farming industry. Correspondent Akiko Fujita reports.
A state in south west India is on our radar for today's Geo Quiz. This state is famous for its coconuts as well as coconut oil, coconut cake, coconut toddy, coconut water..you get the ideaï¿½they go nuts for coconuts.
The answer to today's Geo Quiz is the Venezuelan state of Merida. The state is home to a breed of dog called the Mucuchíes. Anchor Marco Werman has details on a dog breeding project in Venezuela that aims to bring back the Mucuchíes.
Amid all the wrangling by the giants, the concerns of small nations have often gotten short shrift. That is one reason African countries have decided to work together more closely this year. Myles Estey has more from the UN climate site in Cancun.
Dutch entomologist Arnold van Huis would like to see people in Western countries embrace insects as food. He explains why to The World's Lisa Mullins. Van Huis is taking your questions in the latest online science forum discussion.