High grain costs, caused by severe drought, are hitting dinner tables from Guatemala to China. But the world has learned valuable lessons since the food shocks of 2008. Will it be enough to prevent social unrest?
Our cover story this week focuses on sustainable ranching, as we follow the movement of green cowboys who try to marry good stewardship of the land with making money.
From the story: “Some of the biggest land-owners in the West are embracing elements of green ranching practices, such as media moguls Ted Turner and John Malone, who oversee a combined total of 4.3 million acres – the equivalent of a couple small New England states. The movement also includes people from diverse philosophical and business backgrounds, from Peggy Dulany, a member of the Rockefeller clan, to former Wall Street hedge fund managers to caretakers for the Mormon Church.”
SS Janice Voss docks with International Space Station
"The International Space Station got a new visitor Wednesday, one who came bearing gifts.
Launched three days earlier from a seaside launch pad in Virginia, Orbital Sciences’ private Cygnus cargo spacecraft arrived Wednesday morning with a ton and a half of food, science experiments, mini-satellites, and other equipment, as well as experimental gym clothes designed to resist bacteria and odor. “