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What Has Come of Istanbul’s Famed Spice Bazaar?

By Cagan Duran (Istanbul).For centuries, Istanbul was the destination for the world’s spice trade. But, as the tumultuous 20th century changed much of the world’s economic structure, Istanbul’s famed Spice Bazaar now holds a different place in commerce. Entering this,
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Rice Supply in the World’s Wettest Place

By Anne Patrie Lyngdoh (Shillong). In many parts of the world, highway infrastructure is crucial in connecting rural food sources with cities. The city of Shillong in North-eastern India is no exception. Anne explores the miraculous bounty of rice available
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Can CSF Morals be part of The Global Fish Trade?

By Meredith Slater (New York City). Meredith questions what the increasingly popular Community Supported Fishery (CSF) supply chain model can add to the fraught seafood industry. Is there middle ground between Village Fishmonger and Fulton Fish Market? Can you guess the top
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Street Hawking: Pillar of Penang Food Culture

By Miguel de la Fuente-Lau (George Town, Penang). In many parts of the world, food is sold in neat, seemingly sterile packages and is supplied within a rigid framework of unions, middlemen and distributors. In other parts of the world, however, the
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