Mexican chillies feel the chill – Jo Tuckman

From the Guardian:

They may be as much a symbol of as sombreros and cacti, but chillies in the country are starting to lose some of their national flavour in favour of a Chinese tang.

Farmers in Mexico are complaining that cheap imported varieties from China now represent nearly half national production of dehydrated chillies. Imports of fresh chillies remain minimal, although Mexican farmers worry for how much longer.



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