Photo: Poor Haitians Resort to Eating Dirt



Yolen Jeunky, 45, collects dried "mud cookies" to sell in the shantytown of Cité Soleil in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on November 29, 2007.

Rising food prices have forced poor Haitians to depend on the cookies—a mixture of salt, vegetable shortening, and mud—for sustenance.

Photograph by Ariana Cubillos/AP


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