Agriculture

Wildlife Trade

January 12, 2010

The lucrative and illegal business of wildlife trafficking. An expose of the world's most notorious wildlife dealer and what's being done to fight this illicit trade.

Wendell Berry: A conversation (Rebroadcast)

December 31, 2009

Poet, author, essayist and farmer. Wendell Berry, known as the grandfather of the slow food movement, discusses food for the body and poetry for the soul.

Wendell Berry: A Conversation

November 30, 2009

Poet, author, essayist and farmer. Wendell Berry, known as the grandfather of the slow food movement, discusses food for the body and poetry for the soul.

Darrin Nordahl: "Public Produce" (Island Press)

October 21, 2009

Urban agriculture: A city designer explains how growing food in urban, public spaces can help feed the hungry, supplement the existing agribusiness model, and promote good health for all.

Fair Trade

May 7, 2001

U.S. activists are working with farmers and artisans in the developing world to protect their rights and help them increase their profits from export of their goods to the industrialized world. The most prominent of these efforts in the...

Allergies to Biotech Food

March 29, 2001

In the last several months, several American consumers have reported allergic reactions to what they believe to be biologically engineered food. Experts say that some bioengineered food approved only for animal consumption may have made...

Genetically Modified Foods

October 24, 2000

Earlier this month, several companies recalled taco shells and other corn products found to contain genetically modified strains of corn that isn't approved for human consumption. A panel talks about whether biotech firms, farmers, food...

Bioengineered Salmon

May 9, 2000

A Canadian company wants to sell salmon in the U.S. that has been genetically altered to grow twice as fast as normal salmon. A panel talks about how this proposal is making its way through the U.S. regulatory system, and why some fish...

Organic Food Standards

March 14, 2000

The Department of Agriculture is set to announce new, tougher standards for "organic" foods. The regulations are likely to allow American farmers to sell organic products in European markets and satisfy those who don't believe...

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