Stories in Category "Global Issues"

Feds Shift Food Aid Practices

Feds Shift Food Aid Practices

The U.S. government has begun buying some of the food it donates for international aid from suppliers and farmers in developing nations. This signals a st....
Russia bans agricultural impacts from U.S., EU

Russia bans agricultural impacts from U.S., EU

Russian President Vladimir Putin retaliated this week against western sanctions imposed over the crisis in Ukraine. On Wednesday, Putin banned ALL import....
Scientist Gets World Food Prize For Wheat Advances

Scientist Gets World Food Prize For Wheat Advances

Sanjaya Rajaram is credited with developing 480 wheat varieties that have been released in 51 countries on six continents.
Italian Farmer Fights for Right to Use GMOs

Italian Farmer Fights for Right to Use GMOs

An EU farmer sues the Italian government for the right to plant GMO seeds.
International Team Targets Newcastle Disease In Chickens

International Team Targets Newcastle Disease In Chickens

U.S. and African researchers work to identify chickens resistant to a deadly respiratory virus known as Newcastle Disease.
Ousted Thai PM Indicted Over Rice Subsidy Scheme

Ousted Thai PM Indicted Over Rice Subsidy Scheme

The government lost billions of dollars on the rice subsidy plan, which also cost Thailand its position as the world's leading rice exporter as the artifi....
Father of the Green Revolution Immortalized in Bronze

Father of the Green Revolution Immortalized in Bronze

Bronze sculpture of Dr. Norman E. Borlaug is place in the Statuary Hall.
Commodities Roller Coaster Reaction to Ukraine Crisis

Commodities Roller Coaster Reaction to Ukraine Crisis

Recent protests in the Ukrainian capital of Kiev gave way to deadly riots last week, rooted in the country’s abandonment of pro-western ties. Ukraine, a ....
Argentines Raise Concerns Regarding Agrochemicals

Argentines Raise Concerns Regarding Agrochemicals

The rise in what were once considered rare health problems in Argentina appears to correspond with the introduction of genetically engineered crops.
Smog Blankets Chinese Cities As Carbon Emissions Drop in U.S.

Smog Blankets Chinese Cities As Carbon Emissions Drop in U.S.

Chinese cities are being blanketed by smog caused by coal-fired heaters and U.S. Department of Energy officials say U.S. carbon emissions were reduced by ....
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