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Coffee is undeniably one of the world’s most popular drinks. But how often do we think about the people behind the beans?
Cotton is the most important crop in the world’s textile industry, and has history as the globe’s oldest commercial crop.
Around 40 million farmers produce over 60% of the world’s cotton. Many of these farmers are among the poorest globally.
Not just a fruit bowl favorite, bananas are also the staple food for many people in developing countries.
Bananas are believed to have originally grown in the jungles of Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines in Southeast Asia, where a number of wild varieties can still be found. Travelers spread them across Asia. They were introduced to Africa by Arabs and brought to the Americas by the Portuguese.
The global cut flower trade is estimated to be worth more than $100 billion a year.