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Immigrant communities are on the front lines of the Bay Area’s soda-tax battle

This campaign season, an ad featuring Kaykay Amamgbo, the owner of Oakland’s African Caribbean Food Market, has gotten a lot of exposure. As images of smiling customers and bins heaped with ripe tomatoes roll, Amamgbo warns of a proposed tax that would raise food prices and hurt the community. “The last thing we need in… » Read More

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Mexico is Waging War Against American Apples

Listen to “Mexico is Waging War Against American Apples” on PRI’s The World https://fernnews-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/HuberApples.wav 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. More on this story Check out our infographic: “American Apples At the Core of a Cross-Border… » Read More

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Shark finning proves tough to eradicate, even in ‘green’ Costa Rica

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https://fernnews-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/1217201381.mp3 If you want to learn how to smuggle shark fins into Costa Rica, ask Captain Jose Calderon in the Pacific port of Puntarenas. More on this story Read more of our reporting on oceans & freshwater. Read a summary of this story. “When the inspector came to check the freezers,” Calderon says with a… » Read More

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Tuna’s Last Stand

In early January, scientists released jaw-dropping data showing that bluefin tuna in the North Pacific will soon be “functionally extinct.” A favorite of Japanese sushi lovers, Pacific bluefin is now so overfished, they said, that only 4 percent of its population remains. Earlier this month, a single bluefin sold for $1.7 million at Tokyo’s Tsukiji… » Read More

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