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Nigeria closed its borders to land imports in an effort to boost rice production within the country.

The cost of rice is skyrocketing in Nigeria — and farmers are worried people won’t be able to afford it for much longer

Nigeria's economy has relied on oil for decades, but after prices fell, the government started investing in rice.

What it’s like to wear custom contact lenses designed for TV and movies

Contact lenses have long been used in TV and film to alter actors' appearances. We found out how this bit of movie magic comes to life.
Olive farmers across Spain are trying to cope as olive prices drop.

Olive oil has gotten so cheap that farmers in Spain are struggling to make ends meet

Falling olive oil prices have led to protests and demonstrations across Spain. Some farm operators are giving up completely.
One-third of the world's caviar is made in China, with producers like Kaluga Queen leading the way.

China is dominating the global caviar industry — and prices are plummeting because it’s flooding the market

Caviar prices have dropped more than 50% in six years because of Chinese caviar producers that have flooded the global market.
Ghost kitchens like Zuul Kitchens in New York City act like a WeWork for restaurants.

Inside a New York City ‘ghost kitchen,’ where 6 delivery-only restaurants share fridges, dishwashers, and counter space

Ghost kitchens are a new type of restaurant model in which several restaurants share a kitchen and much of the operating costs.
Soap at the Nablus Soap Company is made from just three ingredients: olive oil, baking soda, and water.

What it’s like for workers at one of the 2 remaining West Bank olive oil soap businesses

Olive oil soap has been manufactured in the West Bank for centuries — but today, there are just two soap factories still operating.
Nail art is expanding as an outlet for self-expression among men like Judge Khanna.

Why more men than ever are getting their nails done — and contributing to an $81 billion personal-care market

Men are paying for nail services in record numbers, part of an increased interest in the men's grooming industry.
People checking temperatures while riding on bikes in China.

Demand for face masks is surging because of the coronavirus — but doctors say wearing one isn’t the safest thing you can do

Medical face masks aren't as effective at protecting from coronavirus as most people think, according to doctors and scientists.
Israeli restrictions are limiting the areas available for fishing in Gaza.

People in Gaza can hardly afford fish — and Israeli restrictions are making it even harder for farmers

The Israeli navy imposes limits on where people from Gaza can fish for security reasons, pushing fish farmers inland to keep their trade alive.
Cabrales cheese must be made from local milk. The raw milk chills for 24 hours before entering a tank to thicken and curdle.

There’s a $22,000 blue cheese that spends 2 months growing mold in a cave — here’s how it’s made

Highly coveted Cabrales blue cheese from Spain set a record last year for the most expensive cheese sold at auction.