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Money grows on trees in China's walnut farms

Published Tue, Oct 14, 2014 · 09:50 PM
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Laishui, China

GRINNING with pride, a Chinese farmer held out two precious walnuts - globes so precisely symmetrical that consumers in search of hand massages value them more highly than gold.

"Prices have skyrocketed," said Li Zhanhua, standing in the shade of the leafy green walnut trees which have made him a small fortune. "Years ago, we could never have imagined this."

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