How China Has Overtaken the South Pacific One Island at a Time
A brutal drought had wasted the annual crop and machete-wielding farmers
guarded what was left of their vines. A kilo of cured vanilla—those
shiny, black pods you find in vials on grocery spice aisles—that I would
have paid $50 for two years earlier had soared to $300. The “black
gold” story buzzed in the cafes...read more.