6. What’s Killing the Cane Workers?

What’s behind an unexplained kidney disease epidemic among sugar workers in Central America? (Scientific American)

7. Water-Cleaning Technology Could Help Farmers?

Can WaterFX tap a contaminated water resource and do it for less than the normal cost of desalinization? (New York Times)

8. The Lazarus Thread

Made in the USA: Lazarus is walking down U.S. textile factory floors: $54 billion in 2012 shipments and 223,000 jobs. Yarn, thread, and fabric production is rolling tight and growing. (USA Today)

9. Gunfire and grapes

Syria's civil war caused the country's only commercial winery, Bargylus, to abandon ship just before harvest, nearly costing the 2013 vintage. (Decanter)

10. TomKat Ranch a World Away From Wall Street

What does Tom Steyer’s TomKat Ranch have in common with his $20-billion hedge fund? Nothing really. (Bloomberg TV)

 

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