Author: Susan Brownell

  • How many wholesale markets are in Guangzhou city?

    How many wholesale markets are in Guangzhou city?

    How many wholesale markets are in Guangzhou city? Most foreign trade people know the Yiwu Commodity wholesale market in China. China’s domestic market has two selections of sources of products, one is from Zhejiang goods, other one is from Guangdong goods. These different district names represent different quality and prices and target consumers. In Zhejiang, shoes are…

  • What’s Behind The Rise Of Food Prices?

    What’s Behind The Rise Of Food Prices?

    The Rise Of Food Prices The World Food Price Index reached an all-time high in March 2022 before gradually falling for nine months to December 2022. But what caused this surge? There are many variables contributing to the rising cost of global food, but supply chain disruptions and climate change are two major drivers for the spike…

  • The World’s Biggest Rice Producers

    The World’s Biggest Rice Producers

    Visualizing The World’s Biggest Rice Producers It’s hard to overstate the importance of rice to the world. As a staple food, over half of the global population depends on the crop as a major part of their diet. In fact, rice is considered a vital part of nutrition in much of Asia, Latin America, Africa, and the…

  • Which Airports Move the Most Cargo?

    Which Airports Move the Most Cargo?

    From facilitating crucial international supply chains to ensuring the smooth delivery of personal Amazon packages, cargo shipping is an important part of the global economy. Total air cargo shipped measured around 117 million metric tons in 2022. This map uses data from Airports Council International (ACI) to showcase the global airports that move the most goods. The…

  • Timeline: The Domestication of Animals

    Timeline: The Domestication of Animals

    Timeline: The Domestication of Animals While dogs weren’t always our docile companions, research indicates that they were likely one

  • Ranked: The World’S TOP COTTON Producers

    Ranked: The World’S TOP COTTON Producers

    Cotton is present in our everyday life, from clothes to coffee strainers, and more recently in masks to control the spread of COVID-19. As the most-used natural fiber, cotton has become the most important non-food agricultural product. Currently, approximately half of all textiles require cotton fibers. The above info-graphic lists the world’s top cotton producers,…

  • A Map Of Where Your Food Originated May Surprise You

    A Map Of Where Your Food Originated May Surprise You

    A new study reveals the full extent of globalization in the world’s food supply. The researchers put together a series of interactives that visualize the results. Here’s a screen grab, which shows crops that originate in South Asia. Some people may be dimly aware that Thailand’s chilies and Italy’s tomatoes — despite being central to…

  • Agri-food exports of China

    Agri-food exports of China

    By Jeremy Cherfas Jeremy Cherfas is a biologist and science journalist based in Rome. Some people may be dimly aware that Thailand’s chilies and Italy’s tomatoes