Demand for Mud Burgers is up
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In Haiti, where three-quarters of the population earns less than $2 a day and one in five children is chronically malnourished, the one business booming amid all the gloom is the selling of patties made of mud, oil and sugar, typically consumed only by the most destitute.
â€œItâ€™s salty and it has butter and you donâ€™t know youâ€™re eating dirt,â€ said Olwich Louis Jeune, 24, who has taken to eating them more often in recent months. â€œIt makes your stomach quiet down.â€