Monthly Archives: May 2014

The new green revolution A bigger rice bowl

Another green revolution is stirring in the world’s paddy fields May 10th 2014 | LOS BAÑOS, THE PHILIPPINES, AND SUPHAN BURI, THAILAND | From the print edition A SEED of rice that could transform the developing world saved Asha Ram Pal’s farm in the … Continue reading

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Mysterious Kidney Disease Slays Farmworkers In Central America

Manuel Antonio Tejarino used to be a lean, fit field hand. During the sugar cane harvest, he’d swing a machete for hours, hacking at the thick, towering stalks. Now Tejarino is slumped in a faded, cloth deck chair outside his sister’s … Continue reading

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Here’s The Scoop On Jackfruit, A Ginormous Fruit To Feed The World

It’s not every fruit that gets its own international symposium. Then again, the jackfruit is not your typical fruit. It’s got a distinctive, musky smell, and a flavor that some describe as like Juicy Fruit gum. It is the largest … Continue reading

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