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Exploring Coffee's Past To Rescue Its Future

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Luis Fernando Vasquez has been a coffee farmer in the central valley of Costa Rica his entire life. Dan Charles/NPR hide caption

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Coffee For A Cause: What Do Those Feel-Good Labels Deliver?

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Workers separate beans in the coffee warehouse in Yirgacheffe, Ethiopia. Coffee originated in Ethiopia, but now grows in more then 50 countries around the world. Michael Tsegaye/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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How Coffee Brings The World Together

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Palestinians unload bags of flour donated by USAID, or the United States Agency for International Development, at a depot in the West Bank village of Anin in 2008. Mohammed Ballas/AP hide caption

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Pakistani aid workers offload USAID food supplies from an Army helicopter in Kallam Valley during catastrophic flooding in 2010. Behrouz Mehri/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A Political War Brews Over 'Food For Peace' Aid Program

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'Biotech Rider' In Budget Angers Opponents Of Genetically-Modified Crops

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Workers clear honey from dead beehives at a bee farm east of Merced, Calif. Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP hide caption

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Are Agriculture's Most Popular Insecticides Killing Our Bees?

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Genetically modified to be enriched with beta-carotene, golden rice grains (left) are a deep yellow. At right, white rice grains. Isagani Serrano/International Rice Research Institute hide caption

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In A Grain Of Golden Rice, A World Of Controversy Over GMO Foods

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Wild bees, such as this Andrena bee visiting highbush blueberry flowers, play a key role in boosting crop yields. Left photo by Rufus Isaac/AAAS; Right photo courtesy of Daniel M.N. Turner hide caption

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Wild Bees Are Good For Crops, But Crops Are Bad For Bees

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Stewart Parnell (center), former president of the now-defunct Peanut Corp. of America, is one of four executives indicted over a 2009 outbreak of salmonella. Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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Former Peanut Firm Executives Indicted Over 2009 Salmonella Outbreak

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A corn field is shrouded in mist at sunrise in rural Springfield, Neb. Nati Harnik/AP hide caption

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