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JUNE 2001
The global economy is changing the way we think about food, from the kinds of things we eat, to the way food is grown and harvested. Three stories in this special report from American RadioWorks:

by John Biewen

Will genetically modified crops make things better or worse for India's poor farmers? >>

FEATURES
Animation: How a gene is spliced

Slideshows from India

Reporter's Notebook: Day-by-day in South India

A Bean of a Different Color
by Sandy Tolan

What happens when an American tries to patent a Mexican yellow bean? >>

FEATURE
Reporter's Notebook: When is a handful of beans not just a handful of beans?

The Campaign to Humanize the Coffee Trade
by Daniel Zwerdling

Can Americans drink, without guilt, Fair Trade coffee grown by Guatemalan farmers? >>

FEATURE
Reporter's Notebook: Giving Fair Trade Coffee a Face

Site Credits:
"The Global Politics of Food"
Editor: Deborah George
Executive Producer Bill Buzenberg
Managing Editor: Stephen Smith
Coordinating Producer: Sasha Aslanian

"Engineering Crops in a Needy World"
Correspondent John Biewen with Deborah George
Production assistance: Melissa Mendelson, Gina Robinson, Christina Tennessen.


"A Bean of a Different Color"
Correspondent Sandy Tolan
Production Assistance: Rhonda Bernstein

"The Campaign to Humanize the Coffee Trade"
Correspondent Daniel Zwerdling
AP/Wide World Photo

Web Manager: John Pearson
Web Art Director: Darby Laing
Online Intern: Emily Thompson
Web Research: Mary Brakke PhD, Ahndi Fridell

Major Funding for American RadioWorks is provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and members of Minnesota Public Radio. Support for "Engineering Crops in a Needy World" also provided by the Institute for Global Studies at the University of Minnesota.