Darlene Courtois had never heard of kwashiorkor, a dangerous form of malnutrition, but records show her hospital billed Medicare for treating the condition anyway.
Greetings from one of the world’s most “climate vulnerable” countries as it prepares for a future of storms, floods, droughts, salty soils and other unpleasantness.
Today’s feature on American Public Media's Marketplace looks at the politics of food as Egyptians head back to the polls.
Some really impressive work by the Fault Lines team at Al Jazeera on the political and historical roots of the crisis in the Horn of Africa.
Tonight on PBS NewsHour, Sandy Tolan and Charlotte Buchen dig for the roots of what some have called “the revolution of the hungry.”
Egyptians used to grow nearly all their food. Today, the country relies on imports. To many economists, this makes sense. The people on the street aren’t convinced.
Listeners point out that there’s more to feeding the world than growing more food. To which we say: Stay tuned.
Reporter Scott Tong compares the situation in Somalia, where thousands have died of starvation, with Ethiopia, which is enduring the same drought without major loss of life.
Somalia and Ethiopia have just been through the worst drought in decades. So why are tens of thousands of people dying on one side of the border and hardly any on the other?
Drumroll, please: The first two features in our yearlong series air today on American Public Media's Marketplace.
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