On July 14, 2013, the Council of State Governments Midwest unanimously passed a resolution to remove trade, financial and travel restrictions to Cuba.
The UN's Food and Agriculture Organization announced that a total of 38 countries worldwide have already met all or part of the "Millennium Goals" for the reduction of hunger, malnutrition and poverty.
A study by researchers at Northern Arizona University shows that a somewhat rosy predictions about purported beneficial effects of global warming on plant life are likely not true.
Australia's Guardian newspaper writes the devastating floods in Australia raise major implications for the nation on water management, agriculture and fossil fuels that feed global warming/climate change.
Foreign intervention in Haiti is as problematic as ever, including food aid that is undoing Haiti's economy and independence.
Revolutionary Cuba, no stranger to big problems, now faces another major challenge: agricultural production.
President Raul Castro last year signaled increased food production as Cuba's top priority.