From passport fees to the cost of redeeming rewards miles, these extra charges can really add up.
Travel must truly be wonderful. Why else would globetrotters tolerate the devious fees that follow? The culprits in question span the industry, from airlines, airports and hotels to telecom, rental car and credit card companies, even federal governments. No one is immune — backpackers, honeymooners and road warriors alike must grin and bear these injustices, which, in most cases, cannot be avoided...unless you never take a trip. And where’s the fun in that? Consider this list the dark lining on a silver cloud.
More and more, farmers are managing pests with biopesticides, natural combatants that come from sources like bugs, plants, and bacteria. In the 1970s a... More More and more, farmers are managing pests with biopesticides, natural combatants that come from sources like bugs, plants, and bacteria. In the 1970s and '80s, scientists used a parasitic wasp from South America to manage a mealy bug infestation threatening Africa’s important cassava crop. By 2050 we'll need to feed two billion more people. Click here for a special eight-month series exploring how we can do that—without overwhelming the planet: http://food.nationalgeographic.com. Watch more Food by the Numbers videos: http://www.nationalgeographic.com/foodbynumbers/
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