Farmers, chefs fight to save classic ingredients in Mexican cuisine

Source:AFP Published: 2019/9/16 19:23:40

Traditional Mexican cuisine Photos: CFP and Qi Xijia/GT

Speaking against a backdrop of two soaring, snow-capped volcanoes, Asuncion Diaz explains his fight to save the original poblano chile from climate change and other threats.

The pristine panorama notwithstanding, Diaz and other producers in Puebla say climate change is stalking this mountainous region in central Mexico and threatening the dark green chile pepper for which it is famous.

The disappearing snow has been caused in part by increased volcanic activity inside Popo's crater. But Mexico's environment ministry says climate change is also wreaking havoc on the region.

Cruz runs a cooperative that helps local farmers sell their produce directly to some of Mexico's famous restaurants.


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