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Food for 9 Billion

Exploring the challenge of keeping ourselves fed at a time of rapid social and environmental change
Environment

Higher temperatures bring new struggles in Calif. wine country

Bing cherries are harvested from Jeff Colombini’s orchard in Lodi, where a shorter chilling season has resulted in many stunted, half-grown blossoms.Serene Fang/Center for Investigative Reporting Listen to KQED's audio report:   Farmers have always been gamblers, long accustomed to betting on the probabilities of the weather. But for the Napa Valley, where the temperatures

Sep 28, 2012
Food for 9 Billion

With sugar price supports, sour taste for consumers

Rick Roth, who runs a mid-sized sugar and vegetable farm in Belle Glade, Fla., believes the U.S. sugar program helps growers mitigate risk in an uncertain business.Amy Green/Florida Center for Investigative Reporting BELLE GLADE, Fla. – Behind every candy bar and can of soda is a complex government program of import tariffs and farmer loans

Sep 10, 2012
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