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Global Observer

Foreign dispatches from correspondents around the world.

food

Scientists say Fukushima's food is safe. So why aren't the Japanese eating it?

TOKYO -- Since the nuclear meltdown, the region’s seafood and agriculture industries have suffered -- largely because of mistrust of the government.

design

Novel ways to fake ancient goods

BEIJING -- Some of China's most innovative businessmen are working in the booming forged antiques market.

design

Knowledge Spaceships beam art into Rio’s shantytowns

In Rio, in which 89% of internet use is by the top 5% of earners, the mayor has brought in live links to downtown’s splashy art exhibitions.