Field Stories

The Mechanics of Nutrition

It is ten o’clock and the sun already spreads its warm rays over Lac Rose. From the shore, one can hear the clamor of salt harvesters singing at work since sunrise. Immersed in water up to their chest, these men break blocks of salt on the bottom of the water before they shovel it up and fill canoes with a capacity of more than one metric ton. On the banks, women land boats and pile salt on the edges to dry in the sun.

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