An urban farmer waters his plants near Bamako, Mali, where the government has set aside nearly 250 acres for market gardens. donkeycart/Flickr hide caption

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A Russian sow on Mark Baker's farm. Four other parties have joined Baker's lawsuit against the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. Courtesy of Long Haul Productions hide caption

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California farmer Erik Freese pulls down a healthy ear of corn that has been genetically engineered to produce its own pesticide. He says genetic engineering has helped him to farm more sustainably. Kathleen Masterson for NPR hide caption

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On a corner in Washington, D.C., where stores burned during riots 44 years ago, there's now a plaza where farmers sell produce on Saturday mornings. Dan Charles/NPR hide caption

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A rhesus monkey eats watermelon, provided by zookeepers, at the Kamla Nehru Zoological Gardens in India in May 2012. Sam Panthaky/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Italian food expert Julia della Croce suggested Benner try a Tuscan sheep's cheese, or pecorino Toscano, for the filling. Courtesy of Celina della Croce hide caption

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Older women on a diet don't need to stop eating out; they just may need to make wiser food choices to keep weight off. hide caption

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Dabba wallahs carry lunchboxes to offices in Indian cities. But the old tradition is changing with modern times. Aijaz Rahi/AP hide caption

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