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Anna Matveevna came to this communal apartment in St. Petersburg in 1931, when she was 8 years old. Courtesy of European University, St. Petersburg, Russia,Colgate University and Cornell University hide caption

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Francesco Galante leads the Libera Terra, a cooperative of farmers and producers who create food and jobs outside of the Mafia's control. The Kitchen Sisters hide caption

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Central Valley Disconnect: Rich Land, Poor Nutrition

California's Central Valley produces many of the fruits and vegetables consumed by Americans — but not by the residents themselves.

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