In Central America's sugarcane fields, more and more workers are falling ill with a disease that shuts down their kidneys. Researchers are struggling to find the cause.
Last year, local and federal authorities seized some 7 million illegally grown marijuana plants in California. The Center for Investigative Reporting and KQED investigate who and what are behind the spike in the state's lucrative marijuana-farming business.
The small California farm town of Mendota is struggling to diversify its economy, which revolves around seasonal agricultural work that creates times of very high unemployment. University of California, Berkeley student Alissa Figueroa reports on one solution that could also…
Known for it's scenic beauty but plagued by poverty, violence and malnutrition, Guatemala has the second largest indigenous population in the Western Hemisphere.
A new push to improve Haiti's struggling agricultural sector could provide jobs for many people displaced after January's earthquake. But the nation's farmland is limited in supply and often degraded of nutrients.
In the next installment of his series on Mexico, Ray Suarez examines how the government is lifting people out of poverty and inspiring nations throughout the world to do the same.
In part three of his Patchwork Nation series, Ray Suarez travels to Sioux Center, Iowa, to look at how the recession has hit agricultural centers known as "tractor country."…
Special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro takes an in-depth look into the drought plaguing Australia.
Lee Hochberg reports on the difficulty in tracking the source of tainted foods and the complicated trail from production to sale.
Fred De Sam Lazaro reports from India about new questions about the environmental impact of the nation's first major initiative to grow more food to meet the needs of a booming population.
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