Nov 30, 2015

TPP mitigation must be effective

The Abe administration's plan for easing the impact of the Trans-Pacific Partnership includes lots of promises, but how well they will work remains a major concern.

Nov 20, 2015

Fake pesticides endanger crops and human health in India

Millions of unsuspecting Indian farmers are spraying fake pesticides onto their fields, contaminating soil, cutting crop yields and putting both food security and human health at risk in the country of 1.25 billion people. The use of spurious pesticides has exacerbated losses in the ...

Colombia farmers make switch from cocaine to cocoa

Nov 12, 2015

Colombia farmers make switch from cocaine to cocoa

It was the murder — execution-style, in broad daylight — of a friend and fellow farmer in the Colombian countryside that prompted German Sanchez to finally heed government calls to get out of the cocaine trade and plant cocoa instead. Six years later, market ...