›How 30,000 metric tons of coconuts are processed a year in Sri Lanka
business15:06How 30,000 metric tons of coconuts are processed a year in Sri LankaWestern wellness influencers once dubbed coconuts the new "it" superfood. Even though nutritionists coul...dn't agree if they deserved the hype, people kept gobbling them up. But what did the soaring demand mean for coconut producers? Well, harvesting coconuts is dangerous work. Farmers risk their lives climbing 80-foot palm trees to get the fruit. And processors brave saws to remove the pesky shells. We visit Sri Lanka to see how coconut farmers bear the burden of the West's superfood obsessions.