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This computer-assisted report by the Star Tribune uses records from several sources, such as the united Nations, CIA Fackbook, USDA, NASS and Gargill, Inc. The results of these reports offer a variety of sources, providing more evidence, but it is interesting as Cargill is used as a source and is one of the major agricultural companies discussed in the news story.
The computer skills needed to report this story were the capability to combine video with sound, mapping and graphing. The graphs would be able to be produced by Excel, but the map requires multi-platform knowledge allowing the links to correspond with the descriptions, making the graphic interactive with the reader.
The entire report is very interactive and easily navigated.