Chinese foodies’ love for crayfish – better known as small lobsters in China – has created a lucrative business for farmers, wholesalers and exporters. The country is now the world’s biggest producer and exporter. Photo: SCMP

China’s craving for crayfish creates US$2 billion business

Previously a rice farmer’s worst enemy, five million people are now employed producing, cooking and serving hundreds of thousands of tonnes of the crawly burrowers each year

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Chinese foodies’ love for crayfish – better known as small lobsters in China – has created a lucrative business for farmers, wholesalers and exporters. The country is now the world’s biggest producer and exporter. Photo: SCMP
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