The last spike in global food prices was marked by rioting. With prices again on the rise, G20 agriculture ministers are meeting in Paris and are expected to adopt an 'action plan.'
Statues of workers of various trades, part of the Monument for Labor by Matthew J. Placzek, stand in the rising waters of the Missouri River, in Omaha, Neb., on June 15.
The Edible Zoo is an energy self-sufficient animal park that is also home to Zotter Chocolate Factory. Kids can come to make chocolate and learn about sustainability and livestock.
The EU called Russia's response disproportionate to the outbreak of an E. coli strain that has been found on vegetables grown in Europe.
Deadly cucumbers from Spain are not cause of fatal E.coli outbreak, Germany concedes. But if not deadly cucumbers, then what? Officials don't know.
The space shuttle Endeavour lifts off from Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral, Florida.
By 2030, the global middle class is widely projected to at least double in size to as many as 5 billion – a surge unseen since the Industrial Revolution.The affluence of the new middle class in India is changing lifestyles; here an after-work dance class fills a gym in Delhi with middle class workers.
Chocolate milk, with all of its added sugar, has become a new target for people concerned with childhood obesity in Los Angeles. Most of the milk consumed in schools is chocolate milk.
CEOs at the biggest public companies in the US saw a raise in pay in 2010. The fourth annual analysis by the Wall Street Journal and the Hay Group, a management-consulting firm, shows that the median value of compensation of CEOs at the top 350 companies rose 11 percent, to $9.3 million. Only two of the Top 5 highest-paid CEOs were among the Top 5 the previous year, and only one was on the list four years ago. Total compensation includes salary, bonuses, granted value of stock, stock options, and other long-term incentives awarded for work.
Home foreclosures rose last year. From December 2009 to December 2010, the average rate for America's cities went up from 4.9 percent to 5.6 percent. This represents a huge economic drag across a wide swath of the United States. But in some places, foreclosures are barely noticeable. Here are the five cities with the lowest home foreclosure rates in the US, according to a study by Foreclosure-Response.org.