Organic farmers are leading a movement to challenge the aerial use of pesticides on nearby land, saying that the chemicals are carried on the air over great distances. Frustrated by years of government inaction, they are turning to independent analysis to produce startling findings about the chemicals that millions of Americans unwittingly ingest, inhale and absorb every day. Growing evidence suggests that exposures today cause damage at least four generations into the future. A 100Reporters exclusive by Clare Howard.
D.E.A. affidavit provides rare inside look at the role of money exchange brokers in Colombia who allegedly laundered millions of dollars in drug money through accounts at Citibank, Bank of America and Deutsche Bank.
It's called the new "resource curse" - a drive by rich nations to take over swaths of fertile and cheap farmland in poor nations. Yet rather than bringing wealth to these poor nations, a lack oversight means these deals are only spreading hardship and poverty, especially in Africa, not ending it. 100Reporters' Diana Jean Schemo looks at the billions that are being spent in a land-buying frenzy and how the World Bank both criticizes these deals and yet helps makes them happen.