Asparagus: Draining Peru Dry

This is the story of the UK’s crazed year-round love of asparagus, and how it is quickly leading to the destruction of hundreds of miles of Peru’s countryside.  This is a story that made some headlines a few years ago, but little (if any) change has happened. The solution (environmentally though maybe not economically) seemed simple, stop importing this stuff, we grow it here after all. But I just read that the production of asparagus in Peru is actually rising (read here) and the only story I have seen recently on this is on the horrifying idea that climate change might stop us getting more of the stuff! (see here). Oh no! When you stop and look at this situation, it all just seems ridiculous.

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