We visit a monastery near the French border in Belgium that brews beer that is sold as far away as the United States and Japan. Most of the profits go to charity.
Boasting a rich history and endless diversity, Belgian beer has been added to UNESCO's "intangible heritage" list. The UN body praised the country for fostering a unified identity despite being linguistically divided.
Belgian beer culture was added to UNESCO's list of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in November 2016. It is now being celebrated at the 10th Beer Festival in Bruges.
The international contest "The Brussels Beer Challenge" featured 1,250 beers from 36 countries and 80 judges to sample the tipples on offer. The results:
Cambodia's forests are being felled at a shocking rate, as poachers and corrupt officials profit from the black market trade in rare wood species, which is being exported to Vietnam — and beyond.
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