Spilling the Tea in Sri Lanka
As large colonial-era tea plantations crumble, family-owned plots are trying to take their place and save the industry.
Spain’s Formula to Live Forever
The country is set to boast the world’s longest life expectancy by 2040. What are the Spanish doing right?
When Poppies Don’t Pay
With a stark decline in the price fetched by opium gum, Mexico’s government should take strides toward making crop substitution proposals a reality in Guerrero.
Donald Trump and Swine Fever Are Creating an Economic Crisis
A deadly outbreak in China and trade tariffs in the United States are threatening to send global markets into a tailspin.
Brazil Was a Global Leader on Climate Change. Now It’s a Threat.
Jair Bolsonaro’s government could roll back decades of progress on clean energy and reducing deforestation.
Afghanistan’s Rivers Could Be India’s Next Weapon Against Pakistan
New Delhi is funding an ambitious dam near Kabul that could reduce water flow to its rival downstream. The project might spark the world’s next conflict.
Trucking Is the Security Crisis You Never Noticed
Everything from food to oil depends on underpaid and overworked drivers.
Trump’s $12 Billion Bailout Is No Remedy for Farmers Caught in Trade War
Additional subsidy angers some lawmakers, and could cause problems at the WTO.
This Land Is Our Land
South Africa’s ruling party has failed to redistribute land to the black majority for over two decades. Can the new president defuse a ticking time bomb?
The Battle of the Breadbaskets Is Coming to a Head
The United States needs to strengthen its agriculture sector — or be overtaken by China.
Are China’s Chickens Contaminating America’s Plates?
Americans’ favorite meat just got riskier to eat.
The Global Hunger Crisis Will Not Be Tweeted
Americans are exhausted keeping up with Donald Trump’s every tweet. People in Somalia, South Sudan, Nigeria, and Yemen are exhausted by violence and hunger.
For the Love of Welsh Rarebit
In a politically correct era, is it ever OK to crave colonialist cuisine?
Can Stories About Food Upend Familiar Narratives of War?
Refugees are often portrayed as helpless victims — reporting on culture and cuisine is one way to tell the whole story.
Trump’s Renegotiation of NAFTA Could Skunk Your Corona
Trouble brews for Mexican beer as uncertainty over trade policies threatens U.S. exports of two key ingredients
If Trump Doubles Down on the Saudi War in Yemen, Millions Could Starve
Countless Yemeni lives hang in the balance as Trump gears up to deepen U.S. security cooperation with Saudi Arabia.
U.S. Will Renegotiate NAFTA, Talks Could Begin In August
Newly-minted U.S. trade negotiator Robert Lighthizer said the goal is to revamp, not scrap, the trade deal. He wants to wrap up the talks this year.
Trump Administration Cheers ‘Herculean’ Trade Breakthroughs With China
Washington and Beijing are cutting pragmatic deals, but the administration keeps up a harsh tone with allies like Canada, Mexico, and Japan.
U.N. to Put Trump Appointee at Head of World Food Programme to Help Stave Off U.S. Cuts
U.N. officials hope former South Carolina Governor David Beasley can persuade his D.C. friends to spare the food agency from the White House budget axe.