To fight poverty and overpopulation, crops need coaxing. Advances in deep-root food plants may trigger a new Green Revolution.
04/06/2010 12:07 pm
Texas conservatives want to cut Thomas Jefferson, César Chávez, Edward Kennedy, and other 'liberals' from textbooks.
03/29/2010 12:05 pm
Satellite data of climate activity enable remote herders to obtain drought insurance.
03/02/2010 04:05 pm
African land reform, plot by plot, may be the foundation for solving so much else – from famine to poverty to genocide.
01/30/2010 08:47 am
The nonfiction books we liked best in 2009.
12/04/2009 12:00 am
Hunger and food insecurity can destabilize whole regions. That dimension is raising new interest in tackling the issue, says Kanayo Nwanze, the new head of the UN's International Fund for Agricultural Development.
11/03/2009 12:00 am
The inspiring autobiography of the Malawian boy who taught himself physics in order to bring a windmill to his village.
10/15/2009 01:00 am
Forty years later, Paul Theroux returned to Africa where he began writing.
09/27/2009 01:00 am
The HIV-positive baby boy, Lev, had "stolen [Sir Elton's] heart" when he visited an orphanage as part of an anti-AIDS charity project.
09/15/2009 01:00 am
In Pictures Two wheels can take you far