Poor People in Haiti Forced to Eat Dirt

Unable to afford food, poor people in Haiti resorted to eating mud cookies made from dried yellow dirt:

Merchants truck the dirt from the central town of Hinche to the La Saline market, a maze of tables of vegetables and meat swarming with flies. Women buy the dirt, then process it into mud cookies in places such as Fort Dimanche, a nearby shanty town.

Carrying buckets of dirt and water up ladders to the roof of the former prison for which the slum is named, they strain out rocks and
clumps on a sheet, and stir in shortening and salt. Then they pat the mixture into mud cookies and leave them to dry under the scorching sun.

The finished cookies are carried in buckets to markets or sold on the streets.

http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5hcJ474CjaJGOUznskl4ZgTHdpxUAD8UFQVR00 (Photo: Ariana Cubillos/AP)

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Some of you are mean if you were forced to eat dirt how do you think you would feel!The king of dirt is right!The people who are making fun of them stop it!
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That's nothing. In the United States there are companies that not only sell dirt... the RENT IT!

These are the companies that rent dirt to other companies who hold motocross events and monster truck rallies.

Talk about low overhead.
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