- Newsmaker: North Korea Ready to Engage in Talks with US
Today, a week after admitting that it is building nuclear weapons, North Korea shocked South Korea when it announced that it wants to reopen its dialogue with the United States. Don Kirk, who reports from Seoul, South Korea, for the International Herald Tribune, says that mutual skepticism has moved both the US and North Korea to issue demanding prerequisites before any such meeting.
- Reporter-s Notebook: Organic Food Must Meet New Federal Standards
Once, many small farmers elected not to use chemical pesticides and fertilizing sludge, selling their produce locally on the day it was picked. But as organic food became popular with big business, everything changed. Miles McEvoy, Washington State organic program manager, says that new federal regulations may move many in the original organic movement to stop using the term altogether.
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