The global market in human body parts is valued in billions of dollars. Scott Carney, a contributing editor at Wired magazine and author of the book The Red Market, tells us about the organs, bones, and even whole people that are bought and sold every day in a vast hidden economy known as the “red market.”
On today's first Underreported segment, Scott Carney, contributing editor at WIRED Magazine, tells us about the rise in human egg trafficking in Cyprus and Spain, and how loose regulations for egg donation and IVF in certain countries are resulting in a global egg trade. His article “Unpacking the Global Human Egg Trade” appears in the September issue of Fast Company.
An explosion of mining in India has fueled the country’s economic boom, but it has also helped fan the flames of a deadly Maoist insurgency there. On today’s Backstory segment we’ll talk with Jason Miklian, a researcher at Peace Institute Oslo, and Scott Carney, an investigative journalist and contributing editor for Wired, about their article on the insurgency called Fire in the Hole for the September/October issue of Foreign Policy magazine.