Peru http://www.kunc.org en As U.S. Consumes Less Cocaine, Brazil Uses More http://www.kunc.org/post/us-consumes-less-cocaine-brazil-uses-more As cocaine consumption falls in the United States, South American drug traffickers have begun to pioneer a new soft target for their product: big and increasingly affluent Brazil.<p>And the source of the cocaine is increasingly Bolivia, a landlocked country that shares a 2,100-mile border with Brazil.<p>As Brazilian police officers and border agents can attest, the drug often finds its way to Brazil by crossing the Mamore River, which separates the state of Rondonia from Bolivia in the heart of South America.<p>It is not an easy border to patrol. Much of it is porous jungle or river. Thu, 31 Jan 2013 22:31:00 +0000 39558 at http://www.kunc.org As U.S. Consumes Less Cocaine, Brazil Uses More Extreme Makeover, Potato Edition http://www.kunc.org/post/extreme-makeover-potato-edition The sizzle seems to be gone from America's long-term relationship with the potato. Consumers are eating fewer of them, especially the kind that's not fried in a vat of hot oil. But what if a new and different potato arrived in town? A stylish one, with colorful flesh that was good for you, too?<p>Get ready. It's happening, in part, thanks to <a href="http://www.ars.usda.gov/pandp/docs.htm?docid=10946">Chuck Brown</a>, a geneticist who works for the USDA's Agricultural Research Service in Prosser, Wash. Brown's job involves poking around in odd corners of the potato gene pool. Thu, 02 Aug 2012 21:20:00 +0000 Daniel Charles 31432 at http://www.kunc.org Extreme Makeover, Potato Edition