The fear making Chinese women reluctant to have more children

I was waiting in a fashionable café for Tang Xiaohe (Names have been changed to protect anonymity) in the Dongzhimen district in Beijing. Every bit of the décor in the café signalled the prosperity of China's capital city. ...

Is China to blame for the global avocado shortage?

Recent media reports of an avocado shortage have hipsters and foodies horrified the world over. Prices are at a record high as a result of a classic supply and demand situation. Harvests from major producers in Mexico, Peru ...

Feeding our growing population with flies

Scientists have predicted that by 2050 there will be 9.6 billion humans living on Earth. With the rise of the middle class, we are expected to increase our consumption of animal products by up to 70% using the same limited ...

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