Also on the menu Tuesday: corporate cash and the food you eat

While everyone was focused on the Republican takeover of Congress, there were some important ballot initiatives decided as well on Tuesday. Two states and a couple of counties weighed in on the hot-button issue of genetically modified foods. Read what happened in my latest for National Geographic, GMO Food Critics See Losses at Ballot Box — and a More Hostile Congress.

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Suffering safaris, or why lots of Ebola-crazed people need to look at a map

Just as most people are confused about how the Ebola virus spreads, many travelers appear geographically challenged when it comes to Africa. Check out this reality check, Tourism Falling Off in Africa, Far Beyond the Ebola Zone, my latest piece for National Geographic.