- Newsmaker: Los Angeles Unified to Ban Soda Sales in Schools
Urban school districts desperately short of money have increasingly relied on the sale of soda to help pay the bills. Now, that trend is changing and, tomorrow, the nation-s second largest school system is expected to ban soft drinks on campus. Genethia Hudley-Hayes, a member of the Los Angeles Board of Education, affirms that academic achievement and childhood health must take precedence over hard cash from soft drink sales.
- Reporter's Notebook: Africa Wary of Accepting Genetically-Engineered Food
In Southern Africa, starvation threatens some 12 million people. Food is available that could save their lives, but their governments are reluctant to accept and distribute it out of concern for its safety. Nicole Itano, who reports from Johannesburg for the Christian Science Monitor, weighs life, death and the complexities of genetically altered food in Southern Africa.
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