The Cost of Pure Water

April 14, 2015

Ghana has plenty of water. So why do its people buy plastic pouches from street vendors? Shaun Raviv investigates

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Many people have strong opinions about genetically modified plants, also known as genetically modified organisms or GMOs. But sometimes there’s confusion around what it means to be a GMO. It also may be much more sensible to judge a plant by its specific traits rather than the way it was produced – GMO or not

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The Burmese slaves sat on the floor and stared through the rusty bars of their locked cage, hidden on a tiny tropical island thousands of miles from home. Just a few yards away, other workers loaded cargo ships with slave-caught seafood that clouds the supply networks of major supermarkets, restaurants and even pet stores in the US

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You might know that a lot of produce moves from Mexico to the U.S. But the infrastructure and economics of that system are incredibly screwed up—like throwing tons of ripe tomatoes into a landfill screwed up

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Q & A with Jessica Fanzo, PhD, of the Institute of Human Nutrition in the Institute of Human Nutrition and Department of Pediatrics at Columbia University and a participant in the Feeding the World, Ethically meeting

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Q & A with Ettore Capri, PhD, Professor at the Catholic University in Piacenza, Italy. Director of the research center on sustainable development OPERA and a participant in the Feeding the World, Ethically meeting

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Q & A with David Groenfeldt, PhD, founder and Director of the Water-Culture Institute, adjunct Associate Professor of Anthropology at the UNM and a participant in the Feeding the World, Ethically meeting

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Q & A with Antônio Salazar P. Brandão, PhD, an Associate Professor in the Department of Economic Analysis at the State University of Rio de Janeiro and a participant in the Feeding the World, Ethically meeting

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