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Albert Han

Video Journalist

Thomson Reuters Foundation

Albert Han is a video journalist with the Thomson Reuters Foundation based in London, producing short documentaries and explainers on climate change, technology, and inclusive economies. He has worked previously for Reuters TV in New York and the South China Morning Post in Hong Kong.

June 17, 2024

Globally, there are around 1,000 varieties of bananas but most of us will only ever come across one: the Cavendish. And the Cavendish is in trouble. 

April 23, 2024

Mangoes are the national fruit of India, but as many as half of the mangoes that are harvested in Krishnagiri district each year spoil before they even leave the farm. It’s part of a big problem that the world faces when it comes to its food supply.

Globally, more than half-a-trillion dollars’ worth of fresh fruit, vegetables and grains goes bad before it’s sold each year, according to consulting firm McKinsey.

March 29, 2024

Rice is a staple grain for half of humanity, but in places like Senegal farmers can’t grow enough of it.

When the global rice supply is hit by crisis - from climate change impacts and conflict to trade restrictions - Senegal feels the pain.

February 08, 2024

As climate change threatens coffee crops, Malaysian farmers hope a long-forgotten species could help coffee survive a warming world

December 21, 2023

The Brazilian Amazon has lost nearly 1 million square kilometres of rainforest in the last three decades, and our appetite for beef is the main culprit. Millions of cattle and thousands of slaughterhouses occupy once-pristine rainforest, and it’s not just cows: the production of soy and corn, two key commodities in feeding the global livestock industry, are also contributing to deforestation, which in turn worsens climate change.

August 09, 2023

Groceries are getting much more expensive – but one Dutch organisation thinks they should cost even more to account for the environmental and social damage they cause.

Neighbourhood store De Aanzet in Amsterdam is the first in the world to implement “true pricing” – a system of extra charges for food products that reflect the negative impacts from their production, from underpaid workers to carbon emissions and land and water use.

June 07, 2023

Far beyond the Arctic Circle, Svalbard is struggling to quit coal - what does this say about our reliance on cheap, dirty energy?

April 26, 2023

The taxi industry is one of the most gender-skewed professions in the world. The situation is slightly better when it comes to ride-hailing apps like Uber, but that comes with its own problems: women are paid less than men, platforms have been sued over safety, and working in the gig economy is precarious.

February 14, 2023

California Cultured’s lab-grown chocolate looks, feels and almost tastes like the real thing. “We’re still in R&D mode,” says Steven Stearns, Head of Strategy & Business Development at the startup based in Davis, California. Their goal is to create delicious, mass-produced chocolate, while sidestepping some of the problems related to cocoa harvesting that the traditional industry has been criticized for, including massive deforestation and child labour.

December 14, 2022

Cultivated, cultured, lab-grown, clean, animal-free, frankenmeat - in the last decade, meat that’s grown in a laboratory has accumulated more than a dozen names and counting.