Chinese Look to U.S. for Chopsticks

By: AP
By: AP

AMERICUS, Ga. -- Let it be known that when China needed more chopsticks, the country of 1.3 billion people turned to the south-central Georgia city of Americus.

It may seem strange that for all the products that China exports to this country, it should need to look outside its borders for --- of all things ---
chopsticks.

But the country does not have the wood needed to manufacture enough of the slender utensils, which the majority of Chinese still use and throw away.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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  • by Lois Location: Geneva on Jun 11, 2011 at 06:46 PM
    Hey, you Chinese people you could get a lot more of your dinner down your gullet if you used a spoon.And you can keep and wash a spoon.I keep a spoon and fork in my purse just in case. No, I am not fat ! Plump- maybe, but not fat.
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