In a small farming village hidden down dirt roads among shrubs and tall grass, everyone's sleeping, and the rain won't stop. It's early afternoon on a Tuesday near Rosharon, a small town south of Houston, and the downpour has canvassed the paths with deep crevices and pockmarks, making driving all but impossible. Not that anyone here would ever be driving at 2 p.m. Afternoon... More >>>
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Sophan Soum, 25, loads up a delivery truck transporting water spinach. Soum's family grows and distributes more than 2,000 pounds of the vegetable every week. No money was exchanged in this transaction, and much of the water spinach trade hinges on trust and cash.