Monday, 14 July 2008
In the lakeside capital of the central African country of Burundi, 40-year-old Lucie Nahimana fed her family of six "black flour," a low-quality cassava root that many there have resorted to eating because they can't afford anything else. Thousands of miles away, in the port city of Tianjin, China, physician Ning Aimin scanned the shelves of her supermarket for yogurt, a food that was practically unheard of there a decade ago but has become a favorite of many of China's newly affluent. On a...