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Global Observer

Foreign dispatches from correspondents around the world.

food

Craft beers hold their own in crisis-ridden, wine-loving Spain

VALLADOLID -- in Spain, despite the tradition of fine wine and cheap beer, an artisan beer revolution is fermenting.

sustainability

Can aquaponics feed the German capital?

Can one social business make aquaponic farming profitable in the middle of a major city?

technology

Getting it on in the boudoir, naturally

PARIS -- While organic baguettes and locally grown cucumbers attract concerned food shoppers, the French are increasingly opting for eco-friendly choices in other phallic purchases.