May 20, 2015 / Untold Stories
Karim Chrobog
Americans waste more food than any other country in the world. "Wasted USA" looks at the reasons behind America's waste problem and its love-hate relationship with food.
May 14, 2015 / Thomson Reuters Foundation
Chris Arsenault
It was a hushed-up contract for one of Africa’s biggest land deals, signed with the backing of two authoritarians who have since been deposed. Naturally, I wanted a copy.
May 11, 2015 /
Larry C. Price
Pulitzer Center grantee Larry C. Price traveled to China for a tour of four universities throughout the country, speaking to students about his reporting.
October 19, 2014 / Mother Jones
Kalyanee Mam
A deal between a Chinese hydro company and Cambodian power brokers has put the Areng Valley at risk. Can villagers and activists save it?
October 17, 2014 / Des Moines Register
Lynn Hicks, Rodney White
"Locally grown," can be a hard sell when the Chinese government admits that nearly 20 percent of the nation's soils are polluted.
October 17, 2014 / Des Moines Register
Lynn Hicks, Rodney White
Global poultry genetics giant Hy-Line is positioning itself to have a greater role as China's egg industry moves from 10,000-hen farms to U.S.-style operations of 1 million birds or more.
October 17, 2014 / Des Moines Register
Lynn Hicks, Rodney White
In the wake of scandals involving tainted milk, Chinese officials are pushing for U.S.-size dairy farms with thousands of cows. But consolidation has costs.
October 17, 2014 / Untold Stories
Lynn Hicks, Rodney White
As millions of Chinese migrate to cities for jobs and labor becomes scarce, many smallholder farmers are deciding to rent their land to larger growers or pay others to plant and harvest their crops.
October 14, 2014 / Des Moines Register
Lynn Hicks, Rodney White
Chinese agriculture, long dominated by lawn-sized plots of land harvested by hand, is rapidly growing larger. These big dreams mean big opportunities for U.S. and Iowa agribusinesses.
October 13, 2014 / Des Moines Register
Lynn Hicks, Rodney White
Corn — not rice or wheat — is the largest crop in China, and the country has a glut of the grain now. But more corn doesn't equal more food security, experts argue.
October 13, 2014 / Des Moines Register
Lynn Hicks, Rodney White
Chinese hog farms were notoriously inefficient, unsafe and environmentally damaging. Can they change to compete with U.S. pork producers?
October 12, 2014 / Des Moines Register
Lynn Hicks, Rodney White
It helps to have an "old friend" in China. Especially if he's the paramount leader.
October 7, 2014
Meghan Dhaliwal
Photographers take hard look at exploitative working conditions, health hazards and environmental problems associated with production of leather, garments and gold.

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