Soaring food prices and recent jumps in the price of rice -- a critical food in the developing world -- have impacted communities and aid organizations across the globe. Independent Television News reports on the increased price of rice.
Lee Hochberg reports on the debate in some cities and states over laws that would require restaurants to display nutritional information on their menus. Lawmakers hope the policy would benefit diners with certain health conditions, while restaurant owners are concerned…
By PBS NewsHour
China said Tuesday it executed its former chief food and drug regulator for accepting bribes to approve unsafe medicines as Beijing sought to salvage its export market's tarnished reputation.
William Hubbard is a former associate commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration. He spoke with NewsHour correspondent Betty Ann Bowser about his concerns about the FDA's ability to inspect foreign foods.
Jack Prelutsky, named the first children's poet laureate by the Poetry Foundation, which also helps fund the NewsHour's poetry coverage, talks about his young readers and shares some of his works from "Good Sports."…
A writer and environmentalist explains how lifestyle changes can reduce greenhouse gas emissions and help mitigate America's contribution to global warming as part of a NewsHour series on ways to deal with climate change.
By PBS NewsHour
The Food and Drug Administration issued a preliminary decision Thursday saying that food products from cloned animals are safe to eat. Under the proposed guidelines, the products would also not be required to carry a special label.
In a series on U.S. strategy in Iraq, Eric Davis, a professor of Middle East politics at Rutgers University, discusses how investing in economic development projects can help curb the violence in the war-torn country.
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