Haiku In The News: Chinese Cockroach Farms

Nov 12, 2013
Originally published on October 23, 2013 11:53 am

"Now I'm teaching four

Other families. They want

To get rich like me."

-- Chinese cockroach rancher Zou Hui tells the Los Angeles Times. She gave up her job at a knitting factory in 2008 to launch her creepy-crawly enterprise. In China, the insects are used in variegated ways, including pharmaceutical and cosmetic production.

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