Yemen threatens to chew itself to death over thirst for narcotic qat plant

Guardian: There's something a bit different about the three Rafik brothers as they show off their fields of lanky green trees, grown from the rich and rare soils of Wadi Dahr. Unlike three-quarters of Yemeni men on the afternoon of a day off, there are no little green flecks around the teeth of Abdullah, Nabil and Ahmed: they are not chewing qat – they are growing it. The bitter and mildly narcotic leaf is key to Yemen's economy, and yet its enormous need for water is on course to make ......

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