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Myanmar's Betel Chewers Swallowing Hard at High Prices

It's as vital to life in Myanmar as cheese is to France or tea to Britain. For millions of people in the Southeast Asian country, the day is incomplete without chewing the juicy, teeth-staining parcels of betel leaf wrapped around areca nut and a slake of lime.  But Myanmar's dedicated legions of red-toothed betel nut chewers are now having to swallow hard - at the thought of paying double for what's known as “kun-ya,” thanks to extreme weather that has caused a sharp...

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