This addendum was placed because of the message sent by my good friend Shiela (Bluebirdy).
Mud cakes are dried in the sun
Pretty shapes these mud biscuits are
Mud cakes and biscuits will be transported to markets for sale
There's just too much hunger in the world
This is how they process those mud cakes and biscuits
This tragic story and its accompanying pictures were emailed to me by my good friend and guardian angel- Shiela (Bluebirdy- Living 4 Hours At A Time) who, although suffering from lupus and other debilitating and painful diseases, have spent her precious time ministering to the spiritual needs of others. God bless you abundantly my dear sister in Christ. Before we partake of the sumptuous meals in our dinner tables, let us utter prayers for these people in Haiti and other impoverished countries in Africa and Asia whose main fare for the day are sun baked mud biscuits. So many food are wasted in America, Japan, Europe and other affluent countries, enough to feed these hungry souls who could barely eat one square meal a day. If you have money to spare, send them to the appropriate UN agencies that are taking care of feeding the hungry people of the world.
This kind of putty biscuit is made from clay, salt and vegetable oil or margarine, Haiti people call it "the special thunder", price 5 cents
The local merchant transports with a truck one kind of unique soil from the middle mountainous area to each market place. After the women purchase the soil, they process the soil to make the biscuits at the neighbor's workshop.
They bring the barrel of soil to the roof top, picking out the stones and the lumps, then the soil is mixed with salt and oil. Afterwards, they pinch the soil into a small cake shape under the hot sun. The processed biscuit is brought to the market for selling.
An Associated Press reporter has tasted one of "the special thunder". He said that this kind of biscuit has a moist taste. After eating for several hours, the taste of unbearable soil flavor still lingers in the mouth. American Colorado State University immunology Professor Gerald Callaghan said these people believed that the pregnant women who eat the soil can strengthen the womb and embryo's immunity, to resist disease. But parasites and toxins in the soil can be fatal to the human body. Local doctors said that the long-term dependence on putty biscuit can cause malnutrition and diarrhea.
Haiti is one of the of poorest countries in the world, 80% of the population's average earnings is less than two US dollars per person each month. Eating of the putty biscuit is due to the recent rising food price.
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Tags: Hunger, Poverty, Disease, Deprivation, Isolation, Mud Cakes and Biscuits
Posted by: Mel Avila Alarilla