What country’s economy is, according to Reuter’s news agency, expected to rise more than 7.5 percent in 2013?
If you guessed India—Ding! Ding! Ding! Pass the mango lasse. You win. And if you are a gutsy, gritty entrepreneur in the natural products industry, you might just want to sit up and take notice.
China is closing out the year with a corpus of stories of contamination in its global supply chain. In the past year, inspectors in Cyprus found arsenic in frozen calamari; Italians discovered maggots in pasta; and glass chips were found in pumpkin seeds bound for Denmark. Spanish regulators blocked a shipment of frozen duck meat because of forged papers, The New York Times reported.