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Why This Chinese Factory Video is Causing Quite a Stir on Social Media in West Africa

A Chinese factory video where a young woman demonstrates how to convert raw cassava into fully processed gari has created quite a bit of buzz in Nigeria and Ghana where gari is a popular indigenous food.

Ghanaian entertainment and lifestyle social media influencer Ameyaw Debrah Tweeted out the video to his million+ followers who reacted with a mix of bemusement and concern. Some were tickled by the idea of seeing a native food item being processed all the way over in China while others expressed concern that this is going to be the next industry that’s undermined by “Made in China.”

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