image of chicken parts
Photo illustration by Darrell Hoemann
February 06, 2015

USDA Targets Salmonella In Chicken Wings And Other Poultry Parts

Chicken wings and ground turkey may become safer if the U.S. Department of Agriculture passes new standards to limit the presence of salmonella. According to government reports, poultry products cause more food-borne illness deaths than any other commodity.


Farmer Jenny Mennenga holds soybean seeds at her family farm near LeRoy, Ill., on Jan. 26, 2015.
Photo by Darrell Hoemann/Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting
February 05, 2015

Monsanto Inches Closer To Biggest Biotech Launch In Company’s History

To counter a “super weed” epidemic plaguing farmers, agribusiness giant Monsanto is steadily moving forward on the introduction of its next major wave of genetically engineered crops. But – citing environmental and sustainability concerns – critics argue that step forward is actually a substantial leap back.


teacher in a classroom with kids
February 05, 2015

50 Great Teachers: A Few Of Our Favorite Teachers

NPR's Education team wants to know about your favorite teacher and how that person made a difference in your life. To get the conversation started, their own reporters and editors have shared stories of the teachers who most affected them. 


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