FOOD About 98 percent of limes consumed in the U.S. come from Mexico. But our neighbors to the south are feeling seriously squeezed by a shortage of the beloved citrus fruit. (NPR) Use our resources to better understand international supply chains. Discussion Ideas Most limes are eaten as a flavoring on dishes, such as the carne asada mentioned in the NPR article. (Mmmm, carne asada.) … Continue reading Lime Disease?
BUSINESS China has some of the dirtiest air in the world, but a large share of the country’s pollutants are generated in the manufacture of goods destined for countries like the United States, according to a new study. (National Geographic News) Use our resources to better understand the global “trading game.” Discussion Ideas The new study profiled in the Nat Geo News article puts China’s … Continue reading Is China’s Air Pollution Really ‘Made in China’?
GEOGRAPHY Coffee growers and shippers from developing nations are saving their businesses by improving the quality of their beans and appealing to the elite “specialty coffee” market. (NPR) Trace the geography of coffee by mimicking our Geography of a Pencil activity. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit. Discussion Ideas: The NPR story outlines a supply chain that … Continue reading Specialty Coffee Market Is Full of (Good) Beans