Saffron harvest in Greece

Saffron – the spice so expensive it’s called ‘red gold’ – has brought jobs and money to a region better known for coal mines and unemployment. Most are young people who were shut out of the job market during Greece’s economic downturn. They returned to the countryside to make a living off the land.

Photo: Alkis Konstantinidis/Reuters

Source theguardian.com

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