March 3, 2014

Why the World's Favorite Fruit Is Dying

Gwynn Guilford, Quartz

The Associated Press

During harvest last year, banana farmers in Jordan and Mozambique made a chilling discovery. Their plants were no longer bearing the soft, creamy fruits they’d been growing for decades.

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TAGGED: Globalization


February 26, 2014
What Globalization Really Means
David Yanofsky, Quartz
Geographic proximity is a large driver of trade. A country’s top trading partner is often its neighbor. (Don’t be fooled by the map’s projection, The US is closer to China than it is South Africa.) more ››
February 25, 2014
America Didn't Decline -- It Went Global
Sean Starrs, Politico Magazine
In the age of globalization, as the world’s largest transnational corporations now have vast operations across the globe, this equation between national accounts and national power begins to break down. China, for example,... more ››
February 22, 2014
We Can Learn a Lot About the World Through Selfies
John Brownlee, FC
At the end of the day, a selfie can be a means of self-expression, a tool of self-promotion, a cry for attention, or all of the above. No matter what it is, though, the typical selfie is more honest than you would think from... more ››