Zambia: Wildlife Poachers Trade Guns for Gardens

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Photos by Gael McKeon. CHAMA DISTRICT, Zambia — On the banks of the Luangwa River in eastern Zambia, a small group of men creeps through dry grass with guns raised. A half-dozen hippos laze in the water, antelope graze on the opposite bank, and, farther off, an elephant is drinking water. The men have killed… » Read More

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Apple growers in Mexico call foul on trade with U.S.

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BACHÍNIVA, Mexico — Isaí Gómez, a Mexican apple grower, bitterly recounts the events of last season. Around this time last year, hope prevailed in Mexico’s high-desert apple country. Bad weather had devastated the two previous years’ harvests. But in the summer of 2013, the trees were heavy with fruit. A couple months later, Gómez, along… » Read More

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Mexico is Waging War Against American Apples

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Listen to “Mexico is Waging War Against American Apples” on PRI’s The World After 50 years in the apple business, Vicente Robles is cutting down most of his orchards. The trees are still productive, but no longer profitable. This year, Mexican growers produced a record harvest. “We were very happy,” said Robles.  “The harvest was… » Read More

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Michelle’s Moves

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  In March 2010, Michelle Obama stood on a stage in Washington and leveled a challenge at the food industry’s biggest players. “We need you all to step it up,” she told a meeting of the Grocery Manufacturers Association. Just a month earlier, she’d launched the Let’s Move campaign, the Obama administration’s flagship anti-obesity program,… » Read More

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