A corn purchaser writes on his account in northwest China in 2012. In November 2013, officials began rejecting imports of U.S. corn when they detected traces of a new gene not yet approved in China. Peng Zhaozhi/Xinhua/Landov hide caption

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Yonathan Zohar, Jorge Gomezjurado and Odi Zmora check on bluefin tuna larvae in tanks at the University of Maryland Baltimore County's Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology. Courtesy of Yonathan Zohar hide caption

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Farming The Bluefin Tuna, Tiger Of The Ocean, Is Not Without A Price

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Investigators at the U.S. Department of Agriculture have discovered cases of organic fraud abroad as well as in the U.S. In 2013, 19 farmers or food companies were fined a total of $87,000 for misusing the organic label. Mark Andersen/Rubberball/Corbi hide caption

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Can You Trust That Organic Label On Imported Food?

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Organic fruits and vegetables deliver between 20 and 40 percent more antioxidants than conventional fruits and vegetables, a new study finds. Molly Marshall/Flickr hide caption

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Are Organic Vegetables More Nutritious After All?

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Foster Farms set up new procedures to deal with salmonella contamination after the USDA threatened to shut down its plants last fall. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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Breeding Battle Threatens Key Source Of California Strawberries

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Writer Arlo Crawford (left) with his father, Jim Crawford, an elder statesman of the organic farming movement who dropped out of law school in 1972 to grow vegetables. Melanie McLean/Courtesy of Henry Holt and Co. hide caption

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When families give up farming and move away, it drains life out of small communities. Dan Charles/NPR hide caption

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In The Making Of Megafarms, A Mixture Of Pride And Pain

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David Ng (right) and Amanda Furrow, Customs and Border Protection agricultural specialists, inspect wheat for insects and alien seeds at a port in Baltimore, Md. Dan Charles/NPR hide caption

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Hunting For Alien Bug And Seed Invaders At Baltimore's Port

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Allen Peterson's farm, near the city of Turlock, Calif., lies next to a concrete-lined canal full of water. He's one of the lucky ones. Dan Charles/NPR hide caption

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California Farmers Ask: Hey Buddy, Can You Spare Some Water?

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Farmworkers pull weeds from a field of lettuce near Gonzales, Calif. Salinas Valley farms like this one rely on wells, which haven't been affected much by the drought. George Rose/Getty Images hide caption

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California's Drought Isn't Making Food Cost More. Here's Why

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