Germany may not be at the top of the list of the world's most exquisite cuisine, but it still has plenty of sumptuous and savory food and beverages to tickle your palate.
From beer to sausage, Christmas cookies to sauerkraut, Halver Hahn to Riesling, Black Forest cake to spaghetti ice cream, German cuisine is more diverse than you might first imagine. And Germans do appreciate excellent food and the art of dining. Peruse these articles to tempt your taste buds and learn a thing or two: German food really is more than just beer and pretzels.
From seeds, chemicals and agribusiness companies, to big food corporations and your local supermarket - A very small number of huge companies control the bulk of global food production - at the expense of consumers and smallholder farmers. A new report just published by several German NGOs, called the Corporate atlas, exposes these interconnections and calls upon politicians to act.
The growing dominance of international conglomerates in the food and farm industries has been documented by German researchers and journalists. Their "Corporation Atlas 2017" calls for tighter anti-monopoly controls.
Once known as the world's drug capital, the Colombian city of Medellín shows encouraging signs of economic revival. New businesses are emerging - like the ice cream factory of German immigrant Hans-Peter Bergman, whose parlors have become a hit with the locals.