From Nigeria to Brazil ‘halo’ crops reap pandemic profits

Freshly washed ginger plant bulbs are seen at a market in Kaduna, Nigeria. April 30, 2021. Picture taken April 30, 2021. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde

“If I had the capital, I’d plant more. People are looking for ginger now, and there is not enough,” she said at her five hectare farm on the outskirts of Kaduna. As the pandemic rages, people around the world have sought to guard against illness by turning to so-called halo foods. While scientists have dismissed […]